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1st International Conference on Local Innovation Systems
Tuesday December 13, 2005, Cambridge, MA


8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 am

Susan Hockfield
President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

9:25 am

LIS Project - Phase I Findings: Overview and Discussion
Richard Lester
Director, MIT Industrial Performance Center

10.30 am

Innovation Benchmarking Survey: New Findings on University-Industry Relations
Alan Hughes
Director, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge

11:00 am


11:15 am

Keynote Session 1: Creating and Nurturing New Industries
Growing the Life Sciences Industry in the Boston Area
Lita Nelsen
Director, Technology Licensing Office, MIT

12:15 pm


1:30 pm

Keynote Session 2: Transplanting Industries
The ICAR Project: Embedding the Automotive Industry in South Carolina
Chris Przirembel
Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Clemson University

2:30 pm

Keynote Session 3: Diversification/Upgrading of Mature Industries
Lehigh University and the Transformation of the Industries of the Lehigh Valley
Gregory Farrington
President, Lehigh University

3.30 pm


4:00 pm

Keynote Session 4: Industrial Transformation: The Case of Finland
Esko Aho
former Prime Minister of Finland and President of SITRA, the Finnish National Fund for Research and Development

5:00 pm

General Forum: Issues and Actions
All Participants

5.40 pm


5:50 pm


7:00 pm



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