The Global Innovation Sweepstakes: A Quest to Win the Future

June 26, 2018 - 9:00 am

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Please join us on Tuesday, June 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for a tour of the world’s most innovative places and a discussion on what today’s technology trends mean for the future security and prosperity of the United States. During this event, we will launch a new report: The Global Innovation Sweepstakes: A Quest to Win the Future.

The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, in partnership with Qualcomm, embarked on a global tour of technology hubs to determine which ones are at the cutting edges of tech-based innovation—and which are at risk of falling behind. Our researchers visited nearly a dozen countries and spoke with almost two hundred experts.

How do the United States and China compare? Can Europe rise to the challenge? Why are small states often the most innovative? This new report seeks to answer these questions—and others raised by the unfolding technological revolution. It also provides policy recommendations for research and development, skills training, technology transfer, diversity, education, and more.
Welcoming remarks by:

Mr. Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Mr. Nathan Tibbits
Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Public Affairs


The Hon. Cory Gardner
Senator (R-CO)
United States Senate


Dr. Robert Atkinson
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Dr. Zhang Hongjiang
Venture Partner
Source Code Capital

Ms. Sara Lönberg
Deputy Director, National Innovation Council
Office of the Swedish Prime Minister

Mr. Dan Shwarzman

Ms. Sharon Weinberger
Executive Editor
Foreign Policy

More speakers to come...

Moderated by:

Ms. Michaela Ross
Bloomberg BNA

@ACScowcroft | #WinTheFuture

Doors open for breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
Conversation begins at 9:00 a.m.

Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
This invitation is transferable and open to the public.
The event is open to the press and on the record.

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