STANFORD—A symposium to facilitate technology, manufacturing, and trade exchange between US and Polish entities took place in Hoover Institution’s Stauffer Auditorium on December 6 and 7. It was part of the four-day Poland–Silicon Valley Technology Symposium, which addressed the application of technology in vital areas of Polish and Californian economies. The symposium at Hoover included
- Water supply security and flood protection
- Clean energy monetization
- Smart grid technology and economics
- Related business and investment opportunities
Hoover senior fellow James Sweeney, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency, moderated a session titled “Monetizing Clean Energy: From the Lab to the Grid.” Participants included Polish leaders of industry and academia as well as government officials who were joined by Silicon Valley executives interested in exploring market opportunities and establishing business relationships with Poland. Richard Sousa, senior associate director of the Hoover Institution, made remarks at the opening ceremony on Monday, December 6.
The symposium was organized by the US-Polish Trade Council, the San Francisco–Krakow Sister Cities Foundation, and the Polish American Engineers Club of Silicon Valley. The Taube Foundation and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Poland, Washington Office, sponsored the event.