The Department of Commerce will hold four forums on innovation across the country this summer to discuss the role universities should play in economic development and job creation.
The department announced Monday it would hold the events at four major research universities in June and July to convene discussions between key stakeholders about the role of universities in innovation, economic development, job creation and the commercialization of federally funded research.
The events will take place at the University of Massachusetts Boston on June 29, the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on July 8, the University of Michigan on July 13 and Georgia Institute of Technology on July 15. Speakers include Locke, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office director David Kappos, federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, National Institute of Standards and Technology director Patrick Gallagher and the four university presidents.
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