2015 Symposium

The Role of Markets, Intellectual Property, and Governments in Promoting the Next Wave of Sustainable Technology

Friday March 13, 2015

The world’s increasing population and limited natural resources presents challenges of food security, climate change, access to water, and energy security. These challenges demand innovative solutions and a global response – in short, nothing less than transformational technological change. This Symposium will explore the forces which might support and encourage this change: law and regulation, markets and commercialization, intellectual property and economic incentives, all with an eye to the international cooperation which is necessary to effect global results.


  • Intellectual Property and other governmental incentive structures, such as investment policy, tax policy, etc.
  • International concerns (treaties, accords, different legal regimes)
  • Market and commercialization factors that affect innovation