Virginia Science and Technology Cabinet Breakfast at GW
Virginia State Senator Mark Herring is the keynote speaker at "Developing a Regional Innovation Cluster in Challenging Times" the theme of the Virginia Science and Technology Cabinet meeting Wednesday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Ten panelists will explore and discuss the future of Northern Virginia and how it can develop a recognized regional innovation cluster.
The Research Panel includes: Kevin Moses, Associate Director for Science and Training, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm; Jim Chung, GW Director of Entrepreneurship; and Roger Stough, Vice President of Research and Economic Development at George Mason University.
Discussing opportunities for National and International Research Partnerships are Michael Runde, President, World Trade Center Dulles Airport and member of the International Association of Science Parks; Gerard Eldering, President, InnovateTech Ventures; and Mojdeh Bahar, Regional Coordinator, Federal Laboratory Consortioum for Technology Transfer, Mid-Atlantic Region, and Chief, Cancer Branch, Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health.
Determining how to Finance Innovation are Tom Weithman, Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Investment Services, Center for Innovative Technology; Julia Spicer, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Venture Association; and Bridget Bean, District Director, Washington Metropolitan district Office, U.S. Small Business Administration.
The Science and Technology Cabinet is sponsored by the Loudoun Economic Development Department and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus.
The meeting is scheduled at The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Innovation Hall (former Tellabs building adjacent to Exploration Hall), 45085 University Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147. Registration and Breakfast begin at 7:15 a.m. To register, e-mail Philip Denino.
The GW Virginia Campus, established in Loudoun County in 1991, is a robust center for innovative research, graduate education, and regional corporate partnerships. As the University's research and technology campus, it hosts a dozen centers of excellence in critical areas such as energy science and technology, transportation safety, and high performance computing. The GW Virginia Campus also combines its research excellence with more than 20 exceptional graduate degree and certificate programs in business, education, and engineering, and unique undergraduate programs in the health sciences.