On November 7, 2018, the Caspian Policy Center, together with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Embassies of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan, will be organizing the U.S.-Caspian Innovation Summit in Boston, Massachusetts. The Summit will bring together high-level representatives from both the government and the private sector.
The academics, business community, and government officials from the United States and Trans-Caspian states will come together to examine and discuss how coherence, complementarity, and synergy between the multiple actors (government, industry, academia) involved and different levels of action (local, national, regional, and global) can be enhanced in order to promote engagement and sustainable collaboration with Boston’s unique startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem. A variety of country and regional perspectives will be shared, and participants will benefit from hearing active debates on the pros and cons of various approaches.
The Summit will focus on insights and experiences around innovation, processes, startup incentives, and R&D efforts in the Boston area and the Caspian Region. Speakers and panels will discuss and assess industry needs, to identify requirements, timeframes, investment opportunities, and challenges around the building and expanding proper innovation and entrepreneurship