GIST Seminar

The 91st GIST Seminar "Local and Regional Strategies in the U.S. to Promote Entrepreneurship and Innovation"

The 91st GIST Seminar
Lecturer David Cheney, Managing Partner, Technology Policy International, LLC
Christopher Hill, Partner, Technology Policy International, LLC
Patrick Windham, Partner, Technology Policy International, LLC
Time 16:00-17:30, June 1, 2018 (Doors open at 15:30)
Place 1st Floor, Room1A, GRIPS
(7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo) (Access
Sponsorship GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST)
Language English
Participation fees Free (Pre-registraion required)


While federal and state programs to promote high-tech entrepreneurship are valuable, local and regional programs in the U.S. are particularly important in encouraging and helping new entrepreneurs. Three speakers from Techhology Policy International (TPI) will give a lecture on 'Local and Regional Strategies in the U.S. to Promote Entrepreneurship and Innovation'. They will talk about general features of local and regional programs and also offer brief examples from several U.S. cities.

Simplified personal history

David Cheney, Managing Partner, Technology Policy International, LLC
David W. Cheney is a consultant and the former Director of the Center for Science, Technology and Economic Development at SRI International, where his work focused on planning and evaluating science, technology, and innovation programs and institutions, primarily in the United States and Middle East. He is also a consultant to the World Bank and has been an adjunct professor at George Mason University. Before joining SRI in 1998, he was a senior executive in the U.S. Department of Energy, serving as director of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and advisor to the Deputy Secretary on industrial partnerships and national laboratories. He previously was a senior associate with the Council on Competitiveness, and an analyst with the Congressional Research Service. He has also held positions with the Internet Policy Institute, the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association, the Competitiveness Policy Council, and the Institute for Policy Science at Saitama University in Japan. He has a PhD in public policy from George Mason University, a MS in Technology and Policy from MIT and a BS in Geology & Biology from Brown University.

Christopher Hill, Partner, Technology Policy International, LLC
Christopher T. Hill is Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and former Vice Provost for Research at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He was a Senior Fellow at SRI International from 2011 until early 2016. After earning three degrees in chemical engineering and practicing in that field at Uniroyal Corporation and Washington University in St. Louis, he has devoted more than four decades to practice, research and teaching in science, technology and innovation policy, including service at MIT, the Office of Technology Assessment, the Congressional Research Service, the National Academy of Engineering/National Academy of Sciences and the RAND Critical Technologies Institute.

Patrick Windham, Partner, Technology Policy International, LLC
Patrick H. Windham is a consultant and university lecturer on science and technology policy. He teaches in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University and in the past also has taught at the University of California’s Washington, DC, center and the University of Maryland. From 1984 until 1997 he served as a Senior Professional Staff Member for the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space of the United States Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. He helped Senators oversee and draft legislation for several major civilian science and technology agencies and focused particularly on issues of science, technology, and U.S. industrial competitiveness. Mr. Windham received an B.A. from Stanford University and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California at Berkeley.


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