Task Force on American Innovation Webinar Innovation in Crisis: Emerging from a Pandemic to Restore American Competitiveness

SIA is hosting a complimentary Task Force on American Innovation webinar on Friday, March 12 at 10:00 am EST entitled Innovation in Crisis: Emerging from a Pandemic to Restore American Competitiveness. Please be sure to register for this event.

Scientific discoveries are the result not of a single eureka moment but years of patient, dedicated, and funded work. The U.S. pandemic recovery is a prime example of how America depends on world-class research to advance fundamental science and tackle big problems; for example, the rapid development of wholly novel coronavirus vaccines based on recent research advances in molecular biology, and the underlying advances in compute power that have accelerated the advancement of R&D across all the sciences.

But federal tax-supported R&D expenditures, which pay for the bulk of this fundamental research, are shrinking relative to our competitors around the world. America is also challenged with educating the future STEM workforce. Meanwhile, countries worldwide are increasing the resources they dedicate to R&D, building their own state-of-the-art labs, making it more attractive for their talented students to stay local – creating the possibility of a reverse brain drain.

How can we emerge from the pandemic charting a new course for the R&D investments that America needs for its prosperity? Please join a panel of experts including: Dr. Sudip Parikh, CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); John Neuffer, President and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA); Dr. Dario Gil, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, IBM; Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr., President, American Physical Society (APS); Barbara R. Snyder, President, Association of American Universities (AAU); Kathleen N. Kingscott, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, IBM Research; Maryam Cope, Director of Government Affairs, Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA); and Matt Hourihan, Director of R&D Budget and Policy Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

 

We look forward to seeing you Friday, March 12 at 10:00 am EST for the complimentary webinar!  

Register for the webinar here.

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