Enhancing the Regional Impact of the CHIPS and Science Act

May 3, 2023 • 9:00 am – 4:45 pm EDT
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On August 9th, 2022, President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law, providing nearly $280 billion in new funding to boost domestic research and manufacturing of semiconductors. The Act represents a major initiative to build a more resilient innovation and manufacturing ecosystem and occurs against the backdrop of a growing  competition between the United States and China.

To better understand how the CHIPS and Science Act can promote regional economic growth and innovation, the Renewing American Innovation Project invites you to an all-day conference on ‘Enhancing the Regional Impact of the CHIPS and Science Act' cohosted by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute.

For this event, CSIS will bring together policymakers, senior industry leaders, agency leaders, and policy experts in a series of panels discussing how the United States can maximize and sustain the regional economic impact of the CHIPS and Science Act.

This event will take place at CSIS Headquarters at 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC and will be webcast live from this page.

Due to space restrictions, RSVPs are required in advance for this event and will be re-confirmed via email from Renewing American Innovation. Credentialed members of the media will receive instructions as part of a separate confirmation issued by the Office of External Relations. Your event registration is not transferrable and valid proof of ID will be required at check-in.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

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Conference Agenda

Breakfast and In-Person Check-In

8:30 am

Welcome and Introductions

9:00 am

Sujai Shivakumar, Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Renewing American Innovation

John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS

Keynote Addresses

9:10 am

Senator Todd Young (R-IN)

Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ)


Moderated Q&A to follow.

Integrating Approaches to Regional Innovation

10:00 am

Erwin Gianchandani, National Science Foundation

Asst. Sec. Alejandra Castillo, Department of Commerce

Alison Smith, Department of Defense

Moderated by Tom Guevara, CSIS/IU PPI

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Industry Perspectives on the CHIPS Act

11:15 am

Bruce Andrews, Intel

Taffy Kingscott, IBM

Courtney Geduldig, Micron

Moderated by Charles Wessner, CSIS

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Adjourn for Lunch

12:30 pm

Lunch Remarks

1:00 pm

Eric Lin, CHIPS R&D Program, Department of Commerce

Building Regional Research Ecosystems

1:30 pm

Luc Van den hove, Imec

David Anderson, NY CREATES

Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, The Ohio State University

Phillip Singerman, CSIS

Moderated by Sree Ramaswamy, Department of Commerce

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Coffee Break

2:45 pm

Building the Semiconductor Workforce

3:30 pm

Celeste Carter, National Science Foundation

Mike Russo, NIIT

Todd Younkin, SRC

Don Siegel, Arizona State University

Moderated by Sujai Shivakumar, CSIS

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Adjourn to Reception

4:45 pm

Contact Information

Sujai Shivakumar
Director and Senior Fellow, Renewing American Innovation Project
John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
Tom Guevara
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Renewing American Innovation Project
Charles Wessner
Senior Adviser (Non-Resident), Renewing American Innovation Project
Phillip Singerman
Senior Adviser (Non-Resident), Renewing American Innovation Project

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