Welcome

Thanks to all who helped make HLF 2013 a great success! Please mark your calendars for next year's event: September 29th and 30th in Grenoble, France!

The High Level Forum, Leading Innovation Ecosystems, will be hosted by Caltech in Pasadena, California, on October 14 and 15, 2013. Key actors from Brasilia, Chicago/Argonne, Dresden, Harwell/Daresbury, Grenoble, Gwangju, Helsinki, Hsinchu, Karlsruhe, Montreal, North Carolina/Research Triangle Park, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Technion/Haifa, Tsukuba, and Warsaw will discuss and debate on this year’s theme: Commercialization of Research Results. This year's event builds on the success of the 2012 High Level Forum hosted by GIANT in Grenoble, France.

We are honored to host this High Level Forum in Southern California and to share with you the full range of our region's highlights, including the world-renowned Getty Center and the lead U.S. center for robotic exploration of the solar system, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. We are convinced that this second convening will strengthen our links in advance of next year’s event in Grenoble.

Fred Farina, Chief Innovation Officer, Caltech
Jean Therme, Director of CEA Technological Research