Developing and Implementing a Science & Technology Plan

Science & Innovation
Challenge Session
Justine Stadler, Director of Partnerships & Impact, New Hampshire EPSCoR
Michael Khonsari, Louisiana EPSCoR Project Director
Kathy Eneguess, New Hampshire EPSCoR Statewide Committee Chair
Blaine Ferrell, Kentucky EPSCoR Statewide Committee Executive Chair
Jan Taylor, Director of Science and Research at the WV Higher Education Policy Commission

This Challenge Session will facilitate discussion and sharing of best practices for the development of an effective Science & Technology Plan that aligns the state’s research capacity to industry strengths. A few case studies will be presented. Discussion will include 1) strategies for the scope of an S&T plan and methods of development (e.g. in-house, consultant; 2) the role of the jurisdiction’s State Committee in the development and implementation of the plan; 3) advocacy for science, technology and innovation funding, and involvement of the jurisdiction’s economic development office, and 4) lessons learned.