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Steve Stevanovich Next Economy Video
Steve Stevanovich  Chairman & CEO, SGS Global Holdings  National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers  “From my perspective, one of the most important things to address is getting technology out of the labs and universities and into the actual markets so they can help improve people’s standard of living.”
Dr. Sylvia Wilson-Thomas Next Economy Video
Dr. Sylvia Wilson-Thomas Interim Vice President for Research & Innovation and President & CEO of the USF Research Foundation, Inc. at University of South Florida “The Council can have a tremendous impact on how we innovate, individuals impacted, funding to support that enterprise, and how it will help us as a nation become a global […]
Thomas Mason Next Economy Video
Dr. Thomas Mason Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers “It’s important for the Council to advocate for partnering internationally with those who share our values and adhere to the global world order. Within the US we need to make the investments and cultivate the talent to meet […]
Council on Competitiveness leadership, members, and key stakeholders participated in the 2022 Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils' Global Innovation Summit in Athens and Ioannina, Greece
Led by Chair Emeritus Chad Holliday, and President and CEO Deborah Wince-Smith, Council leaders – like University of South Carolina President Michael Amiridis; Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Steve Ashby; Argonne National Laboratory Associate Director Megan Clifford; Chairman of Gallup, Inc. Jim Clifton; Georgetown University Senior Vice President for Research and Chief Technology Officer […]
Olin Wethington Next Economy Video
Olin Wethington  CEO & Co-Founder, Graham Biosciences LLC  National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers  “The global challenge to American competitiveness has become so significant that science and technology must be integrated into our core foreign policy and national security decision making.”
Dr. Suresh Garimella Next Economy Video
Dr. Suresh Garimella  President, University of Vermont “How can we translate basic research into more direct benefits that are showing up in economic competitiveness, job growth, etc.?”
Compete Connect - October 2022 Edition
The Council eagerly anticipates hosting the 2022 National Competitiveness Forum in Washington, D.C. on December 8th and 9th. The forum serves as an opportunity for members and guests to reconnect in-person and reflect on the last year as well as discuss the Council’s mission and agenda for the year ahead. President and CEO Deborah Wince-Smith participated […]
Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan Next Economy Video
Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan  Director, U.S. National Science Foundation  “The Council has tremendous gravitas because of the convening power it has. We’re able to unleash ideas and talent all across the nation so that innovation that is everywhere is made real.”
A return to Japan
By Chad Evans, Executive Vice President, Council on Competitiveness I had the honor to return to Japan this Fall, representing the Council in a wide-ranging set of meetings with partners, members, and other stakeholders focused on the future of innovation-driven competitiveness. In the decade prior to COVID-19, this was an annual October ritual: a trip […]
Deborah Wince-Smith, Forbes Contributer: The Power of Global Partnerships
In light of increasing turmoil, turbulence, and transformation around the world, Deborah Wince-Smith makes the case in her latest article for Forbes.com for stronger and more plentiful partnerships between the public and private sectors to bolster resilience, security, and growth. She argues innovative partnerships can solve key global challenges, including: energy supply and security, and […]
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