Today’s economic challenges
call for renewed attention to innovation
to spur economic growth, create jobs, and ensure global competitiveness. Given the urgent need for civil discourse and healthy debate about these issues, the Jefferson Innovation Forum
promotes broad and impactful exchange among our nation’s leaders. Initiated by the Jefferson Innovation Summit :: 2011
, the Forum incorporates action-oriented events, tailored research, and focused dialogue to move these discussions forward.
Building on the results of the inaugural Summit in 2011, The Jefferson Innovation Summit for the Commonwealth
, hosted by the Batten Institute
in partnership with the Office of the Governor of Virginia
in September 2012, convened a diverse and influential group of sixty policymakers, entrepreneurs, executives, and thought leaders to discuss how to create and sustain a society of
entrepreneurs and innovators in Virginia.