STAC Meeting To Be Held January 28th, 2009
Published on January 22, 2009
The next meeting of the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) will be held Wednesday, January 28th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the offices of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation.
The meeting agenda will include an announcement of the awardees for this year‚??s Collaborative Research Grants, a review of STAC‚??s 2008 activities, and a preview of our 2009 Recommendations.
We also have scheduled a special guest speaker for the meeting, James Fabiani of Fabiani & Company, a government relations firm in Washington DC, who will share an overview of the Washington climate and the federal agenda for 09-10. With the new Congress and the Obama Administration committed to focusing on the creation of hundreds of thousands of new jobs and the investment into the economy of billions of taxpayer dollars through an impending federal stimulus package, Jim will focus his comments on what he and his firm sees as likely government spending and investment priorities, particularly for small to mid-sized businesses and state and local governments. Throughout Jim‚??s nearly 30 year career in the nation‚??s capital, he has worked with a diverse set of clients in sectors including advanced technologies, bio-life sciences, alternative energy development, defense, education, transportation, IT, healthcare and the environment to assist them in building partnerships with the federal government.
About the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC)
The Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC) is a coalition of leaders in the field of science and technology representing business, medicine, higher education and government. STAC was formed in 2006 by the Governor and General Assembly and is charged with recommending to state leadership strategic investments that generate high paying jobs by maximizing the economic impact of research, technology and innovation. STAC policies and programs: 1) support the state‚??s research & development activity and promote collaboration across institutions; 2) encourage entrepreneurship and new company creation through the transfer of new technologies and discoveries into the marketplace; and 3) create an environment that enables innovation to flourish. STAC serves as the RI NSF EPSCoR Governing Committee. Its activities are funded by State and Federal grants and appropriations and support from private foundations.