Innovation

Joshua Schank on Transport Innovation & Learning from Failure

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Per Joshua Schank, Metro’s former Chief Innovation Officer, more than capital is needed. Schank, in this interview, notes that in addition to capital investment, the LA County agency needs to continue to seek creative solutions to solve the region’s mobility problems. Schank explains that not being afraid of failure and tapping more into the potential of public-private partnership are two ways Metro can move forward successfully, especially with appropriated funding from the State and Federal governments expected and on the way.

The Milken Institute’s Matt Horton on Reigniting California’s Innovation Economy

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Matt Horton

Facing significant revenue shortfalls at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, California legislators in June 2020 paused the state's R&D and other business tax credits.

Driving Canada’s Cleantech Innovation: Foresight’s CEO, Jeanette Jackson

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Jeanette Jackson

VX News asks CEO of Canada's most successful clean tech accelerator, Jeannette Jackson, to both elaborate on the nonprofit’s ecosystem-wide approach to supporting Canada’s transition to a net-zero economy through innovation and share the competitive advantages that Vancouver BC offers cleantech, agtech, and industrial innovation companies.

Getting London Ready for the Transition to Connected, Automated and Shared Transportation

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Michael Hurwitz

Transport for London’s Transport Innovation Director Michael Hurwitz illuminates a successful approach to fostering a "sandbox" for new mobility platforms that equitably serve the city.

Japan’s Shinzo Abe Opens STS Forum: Advancing the Lights & Managing the Shadows of Science & Technology

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Remarks from Prime Minister Abe, STS Founder Koji Omi, former U.S. DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada at the recent STS Forum in Kyoto. They all highlighted the great advancements in science and technology to unlock the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but warned against the downsides of disruption.

Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom On What Will Drive His Policy Agenda

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Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Lieutenant Governor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom spoke about building an innovation economy, rapidly advancing transportation technologies, addressing the volatility of the tax system, and protecting California’s role as a leader on environmental protection.

Steve Westly: Global Shift to Cleantech Has Already Happened

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Steve Westly

Former California State Controller and investor Steve Westly addressed the VerdeXchange 2018 Conference to illustrate how the new Internet of Things data-driven economy is evolving from the oil and auto industry economy, lifting innovation to irreversible heights around the globe. Westly explains how California is playing a crucial leadership role.