The Global Institute is establishing a Steering Committee comprised of its leadership team, Founding Partners, and the heads of innovation districts around the world. The Steering Committee is charged with shaping the overall agenda of The Global Institute and ensuring research, network, and other activities meaningfully advance the paradigm and practice of innovation districts.
Steering Committee members include:
Representing The Global Institute Leadership
- Julie Wagner, President, The Global Institute on Innovation District. Julie is driving the overall strategy and day-to-day activities of the Steering Committee, including recruitment, all work outputs, and research components.
- Miquel Barceló, Intellectual architect of 22@Barcelona, advisor of advancing innovation districts in Latin America and Spain with a strong emphasis on social inclusion.
- Carrie Kolasky, Vice President for Development, Atlantic Council.
- Tom Osha, Intellectual advisor of emerging innovation ecosystems in the U.S., Senior Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development, Wexford Science + Technology.
- Pamela Puchalski, Executive Director, The American Assembly at Columbia University.
Representing the Founding Partners
- Wilkingson (Will) Germain, Senior Investment Officer, Ventas.
- Bruce Katz, Director, Nowak Metro Finance Lab at the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, Drexel University.
- David Rolls, National Development Director, Lendlease.
Representing Innovation Districts
- Amsterdam: Marcel van Heemert, Programmamanager Campusontwikkeling, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam Innovation District Zuidas.
- Buffalo: Matt Enstice, President and CEO, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
- Melbourne: Julie Wells, Vice-Principal (Strategy and Culture), The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Innovation District (City North).
- Pittsburgh: Sean Luther, Executive Director, InnovatePGH, Pittsburgh Innovation District.
- Sheffield: Edward Highfield, Director of City Growth, Sheffield City Council, Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District.
- St.Louis: Dennis Lower, President & CEO, Cortex Innovation Community.
- Winston-Salem: Graydon Pleasants, Head of Real Estate Development, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.
Representatives from an additional 10-15 leading innovation districts are also being invited to serve on the Steering Committee, providing strategic advice and consultation.