innovate 2 innovation
COMPLETED: March 2011
Innovation Action Team
The primary recommendation of the Innovate 2 Innovation project is to bring together public and private leaders who are given a specific charge to focus on California's innovation and competitiveness infrastructure. An Innovation Action Team (IAT), comprised of leaders from universities, industry, and government, has been tasked to develop an Innovation Roadmap that will include specific recommendations for Improving Critical Innovation Infrastructure in California. This Innovation Action Team would be convened for this specific purpose over a defined period of approximately 12 months. Facilitated and staffed by CCST, this team would provide their recommendations to the Legislature.
Two key strategies essential to achieve this task are:
- Developing and leveraging public-private partnerships linking California's assets in education, research, technology, finance, and philanthropy to create social and technical innovations that competitors with less complete infrastructure cannot match.
- Enlisting California's S&T community in finding solutions to two of the state's major challenges, education and water, and, in so doing, enhancing California's international competitiveness.
|Randolph Hall||University of Southern California||Vice President of Research|
|William F. Miller||Graduate School of Business, Stanford University||Herbert Hoover Professor of Public & Private Management, Emeritus|
|Bob Sullivan||Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego||Dean|
|Sam Traina||University of California Merced||Professor of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Ted and Jan Falasco Chair in Earth Sciences and Geology, Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Dean|
|Steve Zornetzer||NASA Ames Research Center||Associate Center Director|
Education Action Team
As a component of the overall i2i assessment and recommendations requested by the Legislature, CCST facilitated several discussions around the state, explored the opportunities in new technologies created for education, and the Education Action Team will produce recommendations offering more radically effective approaches to educate California's workforce.
There still is a need and a real opportunity to look at different models to inspire excellence in education. Utilizing public/private partnerships, a new, innovative approach could leverage the technology base in California to create educational opportunity; a new, transformative approach targeted at worker training and advanced education with access for all Californians. Investing in digitally designed education is, in effect, using the technological supremacy of the state to "reboot" the state's education delivery system and would be designed for the digital native generation - the state's future workforce.
|Dede Alpert||California State Senate||Former State Senator|
|Anne Marie Bergen||Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo||Teacher in Residence, Biological Sciences|
|Mohammad Qayoumi||San Jose State University||President|
|Stephen Rockwood||Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)||Former Executive Vice President and Director|
Water Action Team
Water continues to be the most fundamental resource challenge facing California. Water issues have shaped California's politics and economy since its founding. While the North has the water and the South needs water, the Central Valley must have water to grow its crops. Historically, these water resource challenges were solved by engineering solutions including building massive water systems based on canals and dams.
While these investments remain urgent today, California faces a more complex range of resource challenges including inter-related issues of water, energy, agriculture, climate change, and environmental stewardship that can be addressed through the state's significant science and technology community, represented by its universities, research institutions, and innovative companies.
|Jude Laspa||Bechtel Group, Inc.||Former Executive Vice President and Director|
|Soroosh Sorooshian||Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing (CHRS), UC Irvine||Distinguished Professor and Director|
|Robert Wilkinson||Water Policy Program, University of California Santa Barbara||Director|
|David Zoldoske||California Water Institute and the Center for Irrigation Technology CSU Fresno||Director|