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Tuesday, November 19

Seminar: AAAS Distinguished Speaker Series

"Future Directions for the U.S.
Research and Innovation Enterprise"

Deborah Wince-Smith
President & CEO, Council on Competitiveness

Monday, 16 December 2013
6:00 p.m.
AAAS Headquarters
1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

For more details and to register, click here.

The 2013 Distinguished Speaker Series features noted scholars, scientists and policy leaders sharing their insights, discussing today's most compelling science-policy issues.

On December 16, Ms. Wince-Smith will discuss tectonic shifts in technology and the global economy and how they have reshaped the competitive landscape, and driven a deep transition in the world order of production. These shifts are creating an urgent need to rethink U.S. approaches to research and innovation in support of the American economy and continued U.S. global leadership in the 21st century. Ms. Wince-Smith will highlight some of these technological and competitive game-changers, and the opportunities and challenges they present. She will offer key insights gathered from her engagements with the Nation's technology and business leaders on how our research and innovation enterprise must change for this new economic age. This includes critical areas ranging from R&D investment, research management and entrepreneurship, to training American scientists and engineers, technology transfer and commercialization.