The Evolving Role of Universities in the American Innovation System | Panel 1

There is great interest across government, industry, and academia in improving the U.S. innovation system, particularly in light of competitive threats from countries like China. American universities have long been a foundation of U.S. leadership in science, technology, and innovation. As with other U.S. innovation institutions, however, universities face complex challenges. This conference aims to outline a new framework for America’s universities in the context of the country’s long-term competitive future.
Panel 1 Title: The Future of the University in the U.S. Research and Innovation Ecosystem
Rebecca Blank, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin Madison
Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Farnam Jahanian, President, Carnegie-Mellon University
Vincent Price, President, Duke University
Kerry Abrams, Dean, Duke Law School, moderator

Sponsored by the Center for Innovation Policy and co-sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke Research and Innovation, and the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative