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Inclusive Innovation: Challenges and Paths Forward

December 6, 2022 • 11:30 am – 1:45 pm EST

In an era of increased strategic technology-based competition, the United States needs to more fully engage the talent found across its population. Greater inclusion taps the talent of more Americans and gives them a stake in the innovation economy. In addition, as key features of the American innovation system, secure intellectual property, and a well-functioning market for venture capital play important roles in maintaining U.S. global economic leadership. 

Please join the CSIS Renewing American Innovation Project on December 6th, 2022 at 11:30am ET to address these issues. CSIS will bring together two panels of experts from government, industry, and academia to describe the challenges and paths forward for a more inclusive and vibrant innovation system.  


Introductory Remarks 
Dr. Sujai Shivakumar, CSIS Senior Fellow and Director, Renewing American Innovation Project 

Panel 1: The Challenges of Inclusion (11:30am - 12:30pm ET)

Tom Guevara, Director, Indiana University Public Policy Institute, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration 

Dr. Almesha Campbell, Assistant Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Jackson State University, and AUTM Chair-Elect 

Dr. Catherine Ashcraft, Director of Research, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)

Victor Hwang, Founder & CEO, Right to Start 

Panel 2: Patenting as an Inclusive Innovation Strategy (12:40pm - 1:40pm ET)

Andrei Iancu, former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director and CSIS Senior Adviser 

Dr. John Miller, Senior Corporate Counsel, Pfizer 

Barbara Fiacco, Partner and Co-Chair of the Patent Litigation Practice, Foley Hoag LLP

Dr. Michelle Saksena, Senior Research Economist, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Event made possible through Pfizer support of the Renewing American Innovation Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 

Event Partners

Sujai Shivakumar
Director and Senior Fellow, Renewing American Innovation Project
Tom Guevara
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Renewing American Innovation Project
Andrei Iancu
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Renewing American Innovation Project