Fostering & Financing Innovation


June 30, 2014 - 9:00am to 10:00pm
The Samuel & Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance and the French-American Foundation Cordially Invite You To A Forum On:





June 30, 2014 

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cardozo School of Law

55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003


Speakers Include:


H.E. IDO AHARONI, Consul General in New York, State of Israel
PHILIPPE BOUYOUX, Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C.

MARIANA MAZZUCATO, Author of "The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths"; R.M. Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex

SCOTT STERN, David Sarnoff Professor of Management and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

NILI SHALEV, Minister of Economy to North America, State of Israel

DOUG RAND, Assistant Director for Entrepreneurship, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, United States of America

URI LEVINE, Founder & President at Waze; Chairman at FeeX

GEORGES NAHON, CEO at Orange Labs, Silicon Valley, Orange Telecommunications

BRAD BURNHAM, Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures


Governments around the world have made it a priority to spark entrepreneurship and innovation-led growth. But there is little consensus about how governments and the private sector can best work together to bring about such growth. This conference will link science, business and policy-making by exploring the role of governments and the private sector in financing innovation. 


The conference brings together representatives from three paradigmatic jurisdictions - France, Israel and the United States - to compare different approaches taken by leading countries on innovation policy. Leading investors and entrepreneurs from each country will explore how the private sector responds to and builds upon these government policies to bring tomorrow's promising technologies to market.  This dialogue will help to surface best practices across countries, businesses and policies, and lay a foundation for continued engagement about how best to harness law and capital to promote innovation for economic growth.  


Please Register Here


Places are limited and by invitation only. Please register at your earliest convenience. The event is funded by The Heyman Center at Cardozo. If you run into any difficulties trying to register, please contact us directly at 212.790.0257 or at


Conference Directors:

SOPHIE L'HELIAS DELATTRE, Senior Fellow, The Heyman Center

VAL MYTEBERI, Program Director, The Heyman Center


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law - Yeshiva University

55 Fifth Avenue, (at 12th Street)

New York, NY 10003

Direct: 212.790.0257




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