FLC Webinar! What’s in a name? Public perceptions of 'technology transfer'

FLC Webinar! What’s in a name? Public perceptions of 'technology transfer'

WHEN
July 29 / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
07/29/20 1:00 PM 07/29/20 2:00 PM America/New_York FLC Webinar! What’s in a name? Public perceptions of 'technology transfer' United States

Save the date for this upcoming FLC educational webinar!

The State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI) will present the results of its 2020 national innovation language study, an update to its 2015 seminal work drawing insights into how the vocabulary of tech transfer and innovation policy is received and translated by the public.

The 2020 study added greater emphasis on evaluating receptivity to the language of federal technology transfer and commercialization while also gauging public support for specific federal policy options to encourage innovation -- and confirming the most important accountability and impact measures they want to see for their federal investment in moving lab results to the market.

Speakers:

Mark Skinner

Working with SSTI since 1998, Mark Skinner is a lead developer for SSTI’s annual conference content and served as the editor of the SSTI Weekly Digest. He was the principal author or a co-author on a number of publications, including A Resource Guide for Technology-based Economic Development and State and Federal Perspectives on the SBIR Program. Mark also is founding Director of the Regional Innovation Acceleration Network (RIAN), a federally funded project striving to make public-private investments in innovation-based growth more efficient while achieving greater impact. Applying systems thinking to regional development strategies, RIAN is working to establish a national network of existing and emerging nonprofit Venture Development Organizations for peer-to-peer sharing of information, best/common practices and collaborative investment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Jason Rittenberg

Jason Rittenberg is the Policy and Development Director for SSTI. His work includes coordinating SSTI’s policy activities, cultivating partnership and project opportunities, and contributing to the SSTI Weekly Digest and research projects. Jason previously led and supported research and analysis projects for the Council of Development Finance Agencies, the State of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and the Cline Center for Democracy. He is a co-author of News on the Internet: Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century. Jason holds a B.S. from Ohio University and an M.A. from the University of Illinois.

Event Cost: 
Free (registration required)