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US Manufacturing Symposium Panel II

May 21, 2012


Staying Competitive by Spurring Innovation – The Role of Governmental Support

Governments play a vital role in enhancing a country’s economic competitiveness by creating ecosystems that promote and accelerate innovation. This panel will explore the different approaches taken by Germany and the United States to support research and development, transfer its results to the marketplace, promote entrepreneurial spirit, and ensure a skilled workforce particularly in the STEM fields to maintain technological and production-process excellence.

Moderator: Joann Halpern, Director, German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI)

Panelists: – Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services,
                 National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
 Dietmar Harhoff, President of the German Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation,
                  Full Professor at the LMU Munich

To Learn More About This Program Visit Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century