Lagging in the global technological race and caught between a U.S.-China rivalry, the European Union has been working to develop its own capacities in a number of key emerging technologies such as cybersecurity, AI, quantum computing, and, not least of all, 5G. This next-generation wireless standard will be one of the pillars of the future digital economy, but it faces fraught geopolitical challenges that deserve a broadly coordinated policy.
June 29, 2017
“4.0 innovation” is something both sides of the Atlantic should not only welcome, but do everything possible to accelerate.
June 26, 2017
Information and communications technologies (ICT) have become so ubiquitous that no company, industry, or country can afford to ignore their impact, argues Stephen Ezell in Vanguardia.
May 10, 2017
ITIF submitted comments to the International Trade Administration pursuant to the Trump administration's investigation of significant trade deficits with certain nations.
May 2, 2017
Join ITIF as the World Bank’s Victor Mulas presents new research on the World’s Best Startup Ecosystems and we hear from practitioners leading the development of innovation ecosystems in leading and revitalizing cities including Boston, Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv, and Detroit.
March 17, 2017
The international community needs to work assiduously to architect a global innovation system supported by innovation-empowering trade rules and well-constructed domestic policies to spur innovation.
March 16, 2017
Constructive, Alliance-Backed Confrontation: How the Trump Administration Can Stop Chinese Innovation Mercantilism
Please join ITIF as it releases a new report laying out a strategic trade and economic policy narrative for the Trump administration to pursue with China.
February 28, 2017
Fact of the Week: The 2,500 Companies That Together Account for 90 Percent of the World's Business R&D Are Hiring Workers Faster Than the Population Is Growing
Companies invest in innovation to be competitive and to ensure their long-term financial success, and in so doing they create jobs and spur productivity, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
February 27, 2017
Numerous reports suggest that the Trump administration is considering adopting Heritage’s budget blueprint as its own. Doing so would harm U.S. competitiveness, productivity, and innovation.
February 15, 2017
Fact of the Week: Automation Is Not the Culprit Behind Sluggish Employment Growth in the Years Following the Great Recession
After analyzing technological change over recessions and across OECD countries, economists find that it wasn't at fault for sluggish employment growth in the United States post-Great Recession, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
January 26, 2017
Testimony Before U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Chinese Foreign Direct Investment
To evaluate the impact of increasing Chinese investments in the United States, U.S. policymakers must first understand that China is playing hardball to ensure its firms gain global market share at the expense of their competitors.