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Title A Review of the new initiatives at the NASA Ames Research Center : summary of a workshop / Charles W. Wessner, editor ; Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 150 pages)
Series Compass series
Compass series (Washington, D.C.)
Contents Overview and summary of the workshop -- Introduction -- Proceedings -- Welcome / Henry McDoanld -- Opening remarks / Zoe Lofgren -- Panel I: Technology vision for NASA / Edward Penhoet ; NASA's technology strategy / Sam Venneri ; Ames' technology strategy / Henry McDonald -- Panel II: Research parks: concept, history, and metrics / David B. Audretsch, presenter Michael I. Luger, discussant Susan Hackwood -- Panel III: The Ames Research Park: goals and metrics / Patrick Windham ; The Ames Strategic Plan / William Berry ; Partnering with the University of California at Santa Cruz / M.R.C. Greenwood ; The role of Carnegie Mellon / Duane Adams, James Morris ; discussants Robert Wilson, Edward Penhoet, and Chron Corporation -- Panel IV: SBIR initiatives and mission objectives / Burton McMurtry ; In-Q-Tel: a "nonprofit venture capital fund" / Gilman G. Louie ; An "Enterprise Fund" for NASA / Robert L. Norwood ; A venture capital perspective on research parks / Kathy Behrens -- Panel V: Ames as an entrepreneurial center: opportunities and challenges / Mark Myers ; Commercializing technology / Carolina Blake ; The experience of one start-up company / Elizabeth Downing, discussant Jim Turner -- Concluding remarks / Henry McDonald -- Science and technology parks at the millennium: concept, history, and metrics / Michael I. Luger -- The prospects for a technology park at Ames: a new economy model for industry-government partnership? / David B. Audretsch
Summary NASA Ames Research Center, in the heart of Silicon Valley, is embarking on a program to develop a science and technology park bringing together leading companies and universities to capitalize on Ames exceptional mission and location. Other initiatives under consideration include the integration of SBIR grants with a planned on-site incubator, virtual collaboration, and possibly a new public venture capital program. The STEP Board was asked by the NASA Administrator to hold a one-day symposium to review these initiatives. This report includes commissioned research papers and a summary of the proceedings of the symposium organized in response to the NASA request
Notes "Government-industry partnerships"--Cover
"This study was supported by Contract No. NASW-99037-Task 103"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-150)
Notes Print version record
Subject Ames Research Center -- Congresses.
Industrial policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Research -- Government policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Research -- United States -- Congresses.
Science and industry -- Government policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Technology -- Research -- Government policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Technology -- Research -- United States -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Wessner, Charles W.
LC no. 2001273350
ISBN 0309502780 (electronic bk.)
9780309502788 (electronic bk.)