Thank you, Chair.
Welcome to our witnesses. This is an absolutely fabulous topic. What a great opportunity to expand our horizons, and your input today is very important.
Dr. Rahnama spoke the other day to tearing down the walls at the DMZ and giving young innovators an opportunity, without putting any brakes on them, to come up with new ideas to innovate and to create new technologies, disruptive technologies.
My question to you, Ms. Cukier, is this. How do you take those technologies and create the entrepreneurial drive that's going to give that individual the opportunity to start a new company, and take it...? The last time we spoke with you, we talked about the gap between research, innovation, and commercialization. We have that valley of death that we referred to way back, two years ago, which seems like a long time ago. How do you take these young people and give them the chance to run their own companies, but give them the tools to do it in a way that they're going to get to a commercialized state, succeed, and then employ that in the marketplace?