How Can Mexico Become More Innovative?
According to the OECD, Mexico ranks last in virtually all measures of innovation. Whether it’s R&D funding, patents, venture capitalists, or a climate of entrepreneurship, the country is far behind the rest of the industrialized world. Although Mexico has a growing innovation sector and pockets of start-up companies around the country, there is still a large gap compared to the rest of the industrialized world.
Please note that this event will take place in Club de Industriales, Mexico City.
With the sponsorship of Rassini, and in partnership with the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI), the CSIS US-Mexico Futures Initiative will convene leading thinkers and policymakers in Mexico City on Tuesday, October 23 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm CST (9:30-1:30 EST) to discuss these underlying topics. Simultaneous translation in English and Spanish will be provided. The event also will be livestreamed here: http://bit.ly/COMEXIlive.
Agenda (Mexico City time):
8:00 – 8:25 a.m. – Breakfast buffet
8:25 – 8:35 a.m. – Welcoming remarks from Richard Miles (CSIS) and Mariana Campero (COMEXI)
8:35 – 8:55 a.m. – Andrei Iancu, Director, U.S. Patent and Trade Office
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – How Innovative is Mexico Today?
- Lynne Bairstow, founder and managing partner, MITA Ventures Fund
- Ruy Cervantes, Founder of Ideas to Results (ID2R)
- Alejandra Palacios, President of the Federal Commission on Economic Competitiveness (COFECE)
- Alberto Saracho Martínez, Executive Director, Fundacíon Idea (moderator)
- Vlatko Vlatkovic, Director General, General Electric Infrastructure Querétaro
- Richard Miles, CSIS (moderator)
- Dr. Paul Sanberg, Founder, National Academy of Inventors, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
- Jackson Streeter, Director, Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research, Gainesville, Florida
- Demetrio Strimpopulos, founder, BanRegioLabs
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. – What Should Governments Be Doing, and Not Doing?
- Sergio Alcocer, National Autonomous University of Mexico
- Mario de la Cruz, Director of Government Affairs, CISCO
- Jacobo González Torres, Jalisco State Government (moderator)
- Nicolás Grosman, McKinsey Global Institute for Latin America
- Miguel Ángel Margain, Director of the Instituto Mexicano de Propiedad Industrial (IMPI)
This event is made possible by support from Rassini.