Comparing UK and U.S. Innovation Policy: A Discussion with Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham

EDT
Monday, December 14, 2009 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street, NW 610A
Washington, DC 20005

Over the last decade in particular the UK has put in place an array of innovative policies to boost national innovation and competitiveness, including the Science and Innovation Framework, a 10-year strategy launched in 2004 aimed at increasing R&D as a percentage of GDP. The Framework laid the groundwork for a series of initiatives, programs and funding schemes to support innovation throughout the UK.

Please join ITIF, in partnership with UK Trade & Investment, for a discussion with Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham, UK Business Ambassador and former Minister, UK Trade & Investment. Established in 2008 by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the UK Business Ambassadors work with Government to promote the UK’s excellence internationally and to highlight trade and investment opportunities.

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Speakers: 
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Cynthia Bouthot
President
Collaborative Innovation Group
Kathleen N. Kingscott
Director, Global Strategic Partnership
IBM Research