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The Innovation Pipeline: From Universities to Small Businesses

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 10:00 AM

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development will hold a hearing titled, “The Innovation Pipeline: From Universities to Small Businesses.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

A major reason for the rise of the U.S. as a technological power is a long tradition of close relationships and frequent collaboration between small businesses and a large network of world-renowned research universities. From licensing deals and tech transfers to patents and startups, the innovation that emerges from U.S. educational institutions is invaluable to the development of local and regional economies. This hearing will cover the innovation pipeline from universities to small businesses and the indispensable role of universities in economic development and urban revitalization.

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witness List 

Dr. John Younger
Vice President of Science and Technology
University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Sheila Martin
Vice President of Economic Development and Community Engagement
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Washington, DC

Dr. Ethan Mann
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Sharklet Technologies, Inc.
Aurora, CO

Dr. Gregory P. Crawford
Miami University
Oxford, OH

*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence
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