Event Archive

March 22, 2021

ITIF hosted a panel with a keynote speech by Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, followed by an expert discussion with leading defense and technology experts of the health of the current U.S. innovation and production system, including the defense industrial base, and what the new administration and Congress should do to strengthen it.

March 18, 2021

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a discussion about what the digital sector needs to unlock the power of data while spurring competition and innovation.

March 17, 2021

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a video webinar to discuss the role of data and AI to counter the growing threat from global counterfeiting networks.

March 16, 2021

ITIF and Competition Policy International hosted the first in a series of discussions on “dynamic antitrust,” as Aurelien Portuese, ITIF’s director of antitrust and innovation policy, sat down with leading scholars and antitrust enforcers in Washington, Brussels, and elsewhere to discuss the path forward in making antitrust a foundation for innovation.

March 4, 2021

ITIF released a new report and hosted a conversation with experts and industry leaders in AR/VR to discuss what unique privacy risks these technologies raise, how AR/VR providers are mitigating these concerns, and how existing and proposed privacy laws and regulations will impact AR/VR technologies.

February 25, 2021

ITIF hosted a discussion of these issues with leading experts on intermediary liability, free speech, and content moderation to discuss the current debate surrounding Section 230 and how the debate may unfold in the coming year.

February 17, 2021

ITIF co-hosted a series of four expert workshops with Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy and Fraunhofer USA’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation. This workshop focused on the development of novel engineered materials with increased functionality and lower production energy requirements, specifically considering whether higher material functionality and resulting reduction can offset additional cost at scale.

February 10, 2021

ITIF co-hosted a series of four expert workshops with BU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and Fraunhofer USA’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation. This workshop focused on biological production, using atmospheric CO2 as feedstock, of alternative bio-engineered materials such as polyester, polystyrene, polyurethane, butyl rubber, protein concentrates, etc., specifically considering whether such biological production of alternative materials and permanent sequestration of CO2 can be cost-effective at scale.

February 4, 2021

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a discussion about what the healthcare sector needs to create a positive impact and increase innovation using AI.

February 3, 2021

ITIF co-hosted a series of four expert workshops with Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy and Fraunhofer USA’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation.

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