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Maximizing U.S. Innovation from Government-Funded Research

February 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Maximizing U.S. Innovation from
Government-Funded Research

A Public Luncheon Briefing

Hosted by the Center for American Entrepreneurship (CAE)

In conjunction with

the House Research and Development Caucus and the Entrepreneurship Caucus

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Room 2325 Rayburn House Office Building

Lunch Provided

Recently, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a Green
Paper, Return on Investment Initiative for Unleashing American Innovation,
with findings on how to increase the innovation impacts of federally funded research and
development. The NIST report describes options for enhancing how federally funded
inventions move from the laboratory to the marketplace by:

• streamlining federal regulations,
• enabling greater flexibility for public-private partnerships,
• increasing engagement with private-sector investors,
• building a more entrepreneurial workforce, and
• improving support for innovation by clarifying the intended purpose of “march-in rights.”

Please join a distinguished panel of experts to discuss the NIST Report – what it got right,
what it missed, what’s next, and what Congress can do to help.


  • Marc Singer, Managing Partner at Osage University Partners
  • Lesley Millar-Nicholson, Director of Technology Licensing Office at
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Katharine Ku, Chief Licensing Advisor at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Courtney Silverthorn, Deputy Director, Technology Partnerships Office at
    National Institute of Standards and Technology

Moderated by:

  • Orin Herskowitz, Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property and Tech
    Transfer for Columbia University and Executive Director of Columbia
    Technology Ventures (CTV).

For questions, please contact Katie Allen at katie@startupsusa.org

The Center for American Entrepreneurship (CAE) is a nonpartisan Washington, DC-based
research, policy, and advocacy organization that works with policymakers at the federal, state,
and local levels across the country to build a policy environment that promotes new business formation, survival, and growth.


February 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Rayburn House Office Building
200 D St SW
Washington, DC , 20024 United States
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The National Academies' Beyond Discovery: The Path from Research to Human Benefit is a series of articles that trace the origins of important recent technological and medical advances. Each story reveals the crucial role played by basic science, the applications of which could not have been anticipated at the time the original research was conducted.

Science and Engineering Indicators

Discoveries and Innovations from NSF Research

The Advisory Committee for the Congressional Research & Development [R&D] Caucus