Innovation Beyond Boundaries: Partnerships for Advancing Smart, Green Living


Date and Time

June 29, 2011 12:00 AM
June 30, 2011 12:00 AM



By Invitation Only.

RSVP required by 5PM June 23.

This two-day international forum at Stanford University brought together experts from academia, government, and industry to analyze leading cases of current institutional models for innovation in smart and green industries. Cases included multi-company collaborations, public-private partnerships, and government-funded consortia. To enable more focus and comparative analysis, sectors selected for focus included the built environment and intelligent transportation.

FORUM Speakers & DISCUSSANTS (listed in alphabetical order)

  • Rohit T. Aggarwala, Special Advisor to the Chair, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
  • Alan Beebe, Managing Director, China Greentech Initiative
  • Sven Beiker, Executive Director, Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS)
  • Ann Bordetsky, North America Market Development, Better Place
  • Dennis Bracy, cEO, US-China Clean Energy Forum
  • Curtis R. Carlson, President and CEO, SRI International
  • Jaching Chou, Senior Transportation Analyst, Institute of Transportation
  • Stephen J. Eglash, Executive Director, Energy and Environment Affiliates Program, Stanford University
  • Henry Etzkowitz, President of Triple Helix Association; Senior Researcher, Human Sciences and Technology Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR), Stanford University; Visiting Professor at University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Gordon Feller, Director of Urban Innovation, Cisco Systems
  • TJ Glauthier, President, TJG Energy Associates, LLC
  • Russell Hancock, President & Chief Executive Officer, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network
  • Ted Howes, Business for Social Responsibility
  • Asim Hussain, Director of Product Marketing, Bloom Energy
  • Paul Chao-Chia Huang, Deputy General Director, Service Systems Technology Center, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
  • Kristina M. Johnson, Former Under Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Jeffrey Heller, President, Heller Manus Architects
  • Allan King, Senior Manager, Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan
  • Michael Marlaire, Director, NASA Research Park
  • David Nieh, General Manager, Shui On Land Limited
  • Jon Sandelin, Senior Associate Emeritus, Office of Technology and Licensing, Stanford University
  • Gerald Sanders, CEO & Chairman, SkyTran
  • Tim Schweikert, President & CEO, China Region for GE Technology Infrastructure, GE
  • Jonathan Thorpe, Senior Vice President, Gale International
  • Kung Wang, Professor, China University of Technology
  • Sean Wang, President, ITRI International Inc.
  • Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey & Co; Co-Chair, Urban China Initiative

Questions for presentations and discussion included:

  • What roles are public-private partnerships and other forms of collaboration playing to advance innovations in smart green industries, such as in the built environment or intelligent transportation?
  • What innovations - not only in technologies and products but also in processes, models and platforms - are leading the way?
  • What results are emerging from living labs, leading cities, or other outstanding examples of public-private partnerships around the world?
  • How do results stack up against economic, energy and social metrics, e.g. economic productivity, quality of life, energy impact, financial payback, user response, etc.?
  • What are implications for business strategies?
  • What government policies are effectively nurturing advancement in these areas?

Outcomes will include policy recommendations as well as highlights to be included in a book published by SPRIE at Stanford.


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