Research and Innovation Committee

The WEF Research and Innovation Committee will support the execution of WEF's programs for academics and other researchers and WEF's efforts to foster collaboration between and to meet the needs of these professionals.  Specifically the committee will:

  • Improve communication between researchers working in academic and other research settings and coordinate input to WEF's efforts to understand and address priorities such as knowledge development and transfer, research funding, and so forth.
  • Support and foster the participation of members from the academic and research communities in WEF's critical objective of driving innovation.
  • Lead and support efforts to increase the participation of academics and other researchers in WEF programs.
  • Provide leadership for and coordination of WEF's research-related conferences, including proposing events and meetings.

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Chris Schmit,  2013 - 2016
PO Box 2219
Brookings, SD 57007-0001
Tel:  605/688-5726 



Kartik Chandran, 2013 - 2016
500 W. 120th St.
New York, NY   10027
Tel:  212/854-9027
Fax:  212/854-7081


Staff Liaison

Barry Liner
Tel:  703/684-2435
Fax: 703/684-2413