Moderated conversation – Connecting transformational research and technology projects with innovation
Big research and transformational technology projects are increasingly important in addressing global challenges. Moonshot projects mobilize attention and resources and can deliver bold results for complex problems. They also require new tools and methods, which find applications in other fields. Nevertheless, involving industry in bold and risky projects requires specific frameworks and models. In this session, workshop participants will review the opportunities and challenges to translate advanced research and transformational technology projects into commercial applications.
Magdalini Lagoudas, Executive Director | Industry & Nonprofit Partnerships, Texas A&M University, USA
Kick off discussants:
Steve Ashby, Director, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA
Michinari Hamaguchi, Counselor to the President, Japan Science and Technology Agency; General Director, SCARDA, Japan
James Metson, Deputy-Vice Chancellor (Research), University of Auckland, New Zealand
Nikolaos, Katertsidis, Co-founder, Neuronenergy.com & Qbase
Markos Tsipouras, Associate Professor, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
- What is needed to better engage industry in transformational research and technology initiatives?
- How can we accelerate the translation of advanced research into commercial applications?
- What types of frameworks are needed?