American Innovation Roadshow


Secretary of State John Kerry announced the "American Innovation Roadshow" during his speech on "America and the Asia-Pacific: Partners in Prosperity" in Singapore on August 4, 2015. As part of this initiative, senior members of Secretary Kerry's economic team lead business delegations that comprise a mix of leadership from U.S. multinational companies, financial investors, and successful early stage companies.

The American Innovation Roadshow builds on the momentum of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit during which President Obama hosted the ASEAN leaders in a session on innovation and entrepreneurship and announced a related new initiative: U.S.-ASEAN Connect. The Roadshow is one of the first activities under U.S.-ASEAN Connect and the State Department plans to lead American Innovation Roadshows to ASEAN Member States over the next twelve to eighteen months. It also paved the way for the seventh Global Entrepreneurship Summit that the U.S. hosted in Silicon Valley in June 2016. Learn more»

Spokesperson Kirby: "The Roadshow has essentially three objectives: to highlight American approaches to entrepreneurship; to engage with Asian entrepreneurs to strengthen their ties to America’s innovation and entrepreneurship communities; and to encourage local and national governments to develop regulatory environments that foster innovation and entrepreneurship."