11:00 AM Accelerating Scientific Innovation to Benefit Society
Moderator: William Provine, President and CEO, Delaware Innovation Space & DuPont
Emboldening Peer Review to Foster and Reward Transformative Ideas: Keith Yamamoto, Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Francisco
Beyond Traditional Classes: How to Prepare University Graduates to Have an Impact in the World: Vanessa Chan, Professor of Practice, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Building Trust in Scientific Innovation to Solve Healthcare Challenges Around the World: Seema Kumar, Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Policy Communication, Johnson & Johnson
Unintended Consequences of Emerging Technologies: Anticipating Societal Issues: Katina Michael, Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
Keynotes will highlight issues such as:
Why Society Needs Science and Science Needs Society
Fostering A New Generation of Scientists
As Science and Technology Respond, How Policy Can Keep Pace
Session topics include:
State of the Scientific Research Enterprise in 2019
Accelerating Scientific Innovation Systems
Who Sets the Research Agenda?
Improving Our Future Research Culture to Strengthen Science
Participatory sessions include:
National Security and Science
Societal Implications of AI
Promoting Trust in Science
· How do you see culture intersecting with innovation? e.g., how do you see China innovating better or worse than the US? What about places like Singapore?
· Do you see European approach with “precautionary principle” and advanced privacy rules as good or bad for innovation?
· How do you see public trust issues intersecting with enabling or impeding innovation?
· What is the role of regulation and policy with emerging science and technology and/or innovation overall?
· How do you see the push for Open Access in helping or impeding innovation? What about high quality peer reviewed journals such as Science and Nature?
· What about the current US political landscape in supporting innovation?
· Investors? Short term focus? What about longer payback game changing innovations? Who will fund?
· What about price, affordability, and ROI for innovation? How do we enable access to all for items like new treatments, best in class medicines, etc.?
· The role of the entrepreneur – where do you see startups playing a critical role in accelerating innovation?
· What about the role of government? Where do you see the US government playing a critical role in accelerating innovation? impeding innovation?
· What does it mean to innovate responsibly?
· What happens when the societal issue was created through the introduction of an emerging technology, and the solution being posed to that problem is yet another emerging technology?
· Are there any limits to science or innovation?
Citations: Katina Michael, “Unintended Consequences of Emerging Technologies: Anticipating Societal Issues“, Accelerating Scientific Innovation to Benefit Society, AAAS Science & Technology Forum 2019, 2-3 May 2019, http://www.cvent.com/events/aaas-forum-on-science-technology-policy/agenda-1ad8cc71a098407cb78bc4358a648ef1.aspx