Advancing Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships at the National Science Foundation

Erwin Gianchandani (National Science Foundation) discusses Advancing Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships at the 2021 ASU+GSV Summit.Since its founding in 1950, the National Science Foundation has sought “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.” NSF-funded research has advanced foundational, exploratory research, like the detection of gravitational waves validating Einstein’s general theory of relativity, as well as use-inspired, solutions-oriented research, like the page-rank algorithm that became the basis for Google. In this talk, Erwin Gianchandani will explore the opportunity to enhance the synergies between exploratory and use-inspired research to meet today’s societal grand challenges, thereby improving the critical services that communities deliver to their residents, transforming higher education to meet the needs of tomorrow’s workforce, and advancing public policies.

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