10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Past Event

The economic, political, and security implications of technology transfer

Thursday, April 05, 2018

10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Brookings Institution
Saul/Zilkha Rooms

1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC

As technology plays an increasing role in our lives, there is concern over the security aspects of its transfer across nations. Technological advances ensure that the U.S. is a world leader, but they also raise questions about what technology should be transferred and how sensitive products should be protected. Where should national leaders draw the line on inventions that promote the public good and increase social well-being versus those that risk national security and economic competitiveness? Should there be limits on what U.S. companies are allowed to sell abroad?

On April 5, the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on technology transfer. The two-panel program focused on growth opportunities for technology transfer as well as national security risks and the challenges that accompany innovation.

After each session, speakers took audience questions.

Security and Technology Transfer