Event | TSF at NYU: January 17, 2014

On January 17th, 2014, New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress will host a TSF meeting focusing on Urban Science and Subnational Research Initiatives. Transatlantic Science Forum (TSF) held meeting in Washington, D.C. and Brussels and will host meetings in other American and European cities.. The TSF is an outcome of the EU Science: Global Challenges, Global Collaboration (ES:GC2) conference held at the European Parliament from March 4-8, 2013. 

The goal of the TSF, co-chaired by Sean Kelly, MEP and Mr Declan Kirrane of ISC Intelligence in Science, is dedicated to exploring the implications of research and innovation in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The main objective of the TSF is to input a chapter exclusively on research and innovation to the formal TTIP negotiation process. 

This meeting in New York will focus on urban science and subnational research initatives and how the TTIP would impact these themes.

Date/Time: January 17, 2014 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: CUSP, 1 MetroTech Center, 19th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201


Videos and pictures of the event can be found at the following link: Videos and Pictures TSF@NYU 


Event agenda

Transatlantic Science Forum at New York University


Date: 17 January 2013

Time: 8:30-12:30

Center for Urban Science Progress

New York City, New York


8:30 – 9:15 AM:         Welcome and TSF/TTIP Overview

  • Sean Kelly, MEP [video welcome]
  • Carlton Vann, Mayor’s Office of International Affairs
  • Declan Kirrane, ISC Intelligence in Science

9:15 – 10:30AM:        Economic Value of Urban Data

  • Moderator: Peter Elias, University of Warwick
  • Panel:  Jim McCabe, ANSI; Joel Gurin, NYU GovLab; Goeff Mulligan, Presidential Innovation Fellow, NIST
  • Theme: Urban Science is a relatively new field, one which seeks to apply informatics and sensor technologies in ways that improve our understanding of the urban environment, the operation of cities, and their development. The focus of using large-scale data sets to understand how a city functions is at the heart of this field and the can only be enhanced by greater cooperation.  This panel will explore how urban data can act as a driver of job creation and entrepreneurship, a source of operational efficiencies that shape quality of life indicators, and a tool to unlock value embedded in these efficiencies and the ability to predict future patterns of urban development? 

10:30 – 11:00AM:     Break

11:00 – 12:15PM:      Applied Sciences NYC: Role of Subnational Governments

  • Moderator: Shelley Harrison, Coller Capital & CUSP.
  • Panel: Steve Koonin, CUSP; Dan Huttenlocher, Cornell Tech; Patricia Culligan, Columbia; Thanassis Rikakis, CMU.
  • Theme:  Subnational Research Initiatives play a key role in incorporating local considerations and day-to-day business to the local public. By working to build or expand world-class applied sciences and engineering campuses in New York City since December 2010, the Applied Sciences NYC Initiative’s goal is to enrich the existing research capabilities and lead innovative ideas which could be commercialized. This panel will explore the role of subnational initiatives, such as New York City’s Applied Sciences NYC, in fostering international research collaborations.

12:15 – 12:30PM:      Next Steps

  • Declan Kirrane, ISC Intelligence in Science