The Business of Science: Is Public Investment Driving Private Innovation?

18 June 2014 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Location: 151A-B

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Washington DC Capitol Hill BuildingPublic institutions often fund science with priorities based on advancing the public good rather than an economic return on investment. Meanwhile, private industry is incentivized through market forces to push technological boundaries and come up with novel and innovative solutions to problems. This plenary will explore how private industry is working at the cutting edge of science to tackle some of the most pressing issues we face, as well as their interconnectedness with the public institutions that often lay the groundwork for their success.