Procurement as an Instrument of Policy: Novel Approaches to Climate Challenges
October 21st, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Nascent government procurement levers have already demonstrated world-changing potential, from the advanced market commitments in Operation Warp Speed to the milestone-based partnership between NASA and SpaceX. A renewed commitment to innovation will require not only investments in emerging technologies, but experimentation with new ways of solving problems. In this session, our group of government and academic experts will focus on innovative procurement mechanisms to solve one of the most pressing problems of our time: market failures for climate solutions.
Tom Kalil, Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures
Lara Pierpoint, Director of Climate, Actuate
Jetta Wong, Senior Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Learn more about our Fall Series on Industrial Policy.
Technology Policy Accelerator Showcase
The Day One Project concluded its Technology Policy Accelerator with a showcase that featured comments on the state of U.S. federal science & technology policy from Quentin Palfrey, Acting General Counsel of the Department of Commerce, and Cori Zarek, former Deputy Chief Technology Officer.
The Project worked with 30+ authors to develop 18 new, actionable tech policy ideas, making this accelerator the most ambitious, diverse cohort yet. The event highlighted five proposals from accelerator participants:
Developing a National Quantum Workforce by Dr. Elie Alhajjar
Federal Accessibility Standards for Fully Autonomous Vehicles by Paul Fink and Dr. Nicholas Giudice
Demystifying Tech Careers with Industry-Driven Transparency by Rebecca Agostino
A National Cloud for Conducting Disinformation Research at Scale by Dr. Saiph Savage and Cristina Martinez
Learn more about our Past Accelerators.