next gen tech policy
The world of academic research is too often siloed across disciplines and disconnected from the world of policy. Meanwhile, private sector innovation often disconnects from the reality of technology users.
PILOT lab seeks to bridge the gap by producing and translating the technology research that policy makers need to inform their innovation policy decisions.
Through its projects and events, PILOT lab strives to stimulate the conversation around how to (re)build the technology economy in a sustainable manner, guided by legal and ethical principles.
PILOT lab was founded by Professor Andrea M. Matwyshyn in July 2019, and it is a pilot project of the PSU Law, Policy, and Engineering Initiative. The initiative is a partnership among Penn State Engineering, Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs, focusing on interdisciplinary education and research at the forefront of societal need. The work of the lab is buttressed by a team of expert affiliates.
experts helping build a better future
PILOT lab affiliates contribute to projects run by teams of law and engineering students through the PILOT lab practicum course, taught annually by PILOT lab founding director Prof. Matwyshyn. Teams undertake work connected to one of the categories of ongoing PILOT lab projects.
PILOTING NEW IDEAS
Our current projects can be found on our PROJECTS page.
PILOT lab projects currently focus on nine areas of innovation policy:
connecting with us
Email us at pilot [at] psu.edu