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Symposium: The Research University and U.S. Economic Growth – Is A New Model Emerging?

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Published on Apr 15, 2014

When America’s research universities collaborate with their communities to accelerate innovation from the lab to the marketplace, they create jobs and ignite regional growth. Does the success of Pittsburgh and its universities suggest a way forward for other U.S. regions?

Carnegie Mellon University — which creates more companies per federal research dollar than any other university in the U.S. — is one of the leading examples of a new paradigm of research universities. CMU brought together a panel of experts in Washington, D.C. to discuss how CMU and other institutions are regenerating economic growth through acceleration of start-up businesses, creating technology clusters that attract large companies to open offices nearby, and supporting students in the pursuit of their entrepreneurial dreams.

Welcome: Subra Suresh, Carnegie Mellon University
Challenge to the Symposium: Bruce Katz, The Brookings Institution
Opening Remarks: Lenore Blum, Carnegie Mellon University
Jay Whitacre, Carnegie Mellon University & Acquion
Andrew Moore, Google
Red Whittaker, Carnegie Mellon University & Astrobotic
Luke Skurman, Niche & Thrill Mill
Nish Acharya, Center for American Progress
Martin A. Abraham, Youngstown State University
Honorary Co-Host: Mike Doyle, United States Congressman
Closing Remarks: Randal Bryant

Carnegie Mellon University is hosting a series of inaugural events to welcome its ninth president, Dr. Subra Suresh, including symposia and discussions throughout the inaugural year with the theme of “Crossing Boundaries, Transforming Lives.