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9/10 NEC Webinar: ‘The Role of Public Private Partnerships in Technology Development’ – Rob Atkinson, Information and Technology Innovation Foundation

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9/10 NEC Webinar: ‘The Role of Public Private Partnerships in Technology Development’ – Rob Atkinson, Information and Technology Innovation Foundation

September 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm 1:15 pm

All too often economists conceive of R&D-based innovation as two separate realms: the public sector supporting basic research and the private sector supporting applied research and development. In fact this is too simplistic and overlooks the considerable market failures in the innovation process and the synergies from government and industry collaborating on research. Rob Atkinson will discuss the theory behind this and examples and policies for advancing public private research partnerships.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! A link to the webinar will be sent prior to the event (by 11am EST, 9/10) to those who sign up. Registration will be open until 11am, Thursday, September 10, 2020. You should receive a confirmation email after registering. If not, contact the NEC for that or any other questions at manager@national-economists.org.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Robert D. Atkinson is one of the country’s foremost thinkers on innovation economics. With an extensive background in technology policy, he has conducted ground-breaking research projects on technology and innovation, is a valued adviser to state and national policy makers, and a popular speaker on innovation policy nationally and internationally. A sought-after speaker and valued adviser to policymakers around the world, Atkinson’s most recent book, Big is Beautiful: Debunking the Mythology of Small Business, released March 2018.
Before founding ITIF, Atkinson was Vice President of the Progressive Policy Institute and Director of PPI’s Technology & New Economy Project. He received his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and was named a distinguished alumnus in 2014. He received his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989.

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