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Press Release 12-064
Science Means Innovation

Congressional R&D Caucus briefing highlighted role of basic and translational research in facilitating marketable technological advances

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A component from the modular robot developed by NSF Small Business Innovation Research grantee Barobo, Inc.

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On Mar. 28, 2012, three innovation pioneers provided perspective on NSF's role in the innovation ecosystem. For more on the speakers and their subsequent remarks at a Congressional R&D Luncheon briefing, see this press release.

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NSF Director Subra Suresh discusses innovation at the Congressional R&D Caucus briefing.

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NSF Director Subra Suresh and Representative Sheila Jackson Lee confer at the House R&D Caucus briefing regarding the importance of fundamental science and engineering research and NSF's programs that spur innovation.

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Representative Sheila Jackson Lee strongly notes that science and engineering research and education are paramount if the U.S. is to remain competitive in an increasingly global economy.

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Representative Daniel Lipinski, House R&D Caucus Member and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, speaks before the standing-room-only crowd. He spoke of the value of NSF's programs in transitioning basic research discoveries into new innovations, jobs and businesses.

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