Speakers: Paul DeCotis (Deputy Secretary for Energy, New York State), Francis Murray (President and CEO, NYSERDA), and Edward Reinfurt (Executive Director, NYSTAR); René Bastón, Karin Pavese, and Christopher Cooke (The New York Academy of Sciences)Presented by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and the New York Academy of Sciences
Posted June 8, 2009
Over the past two years, in collaboration with the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the New York Academy of Sciences has been leading an effort to identify areas of science and technology that hold the most economic promise for New York State. Specifically, the initiative has identified clean technology as an emerging area of research in which the state holds significant assets and resources in specific areas.
Over the past year, the Academy has been conducting extensive interviews with key cleantech stakeholders in industry, academia, and government, as well as independent research on cleantech R&D assets and appropriate innovation/public private partnership models. On May 18, 2009, representatives of the Academy presented their findings to key stakeholders, and then moderated breakout sessions to discuss and refine their recommendations.
The breakout sessions focused on ways to foster innovation and to define clean technology priorities. Ultimately, the event revealed that New York has a broad set of assets that could assist in its economic development, including the necessary R&D base, strong programs, and an emerging vision and set of policies capable of optimizing a cleantech innovation system and creating a competitive cleantech industry.
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