Innovation and Competitiveness

Innovation and Competitiveness

As nations engage in a race for global advantage in innovation, ITIF champions a new policy paradigm that ensures businesses and national economies can compete successfully by spurring public and private investment in foundational areas such as research, skills, and 21st century infrastructure.

Innovation and Competitiveness
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September 26, 2017
How can states use data innovation to grow the economy and address a range of societal challenges? Join Center for Data Innovation Director Daniel Castro and Paul Taylor, Chief Content Officer of eRepublic and Governing editor-at-large as they discuss the best states for data innovation and what others can learn from them.
September 25, 2017
In a presentation hosted by the FHC Foundation in São Paulo, Brazil, Rob Atkinson provided an overview of the history of technological disruption and the effects of technology-driven change in a variety of occupations.
September 25, 2017
Displaying regulatory and other product information via electronic means—as an “e-label”—is a sensible alternative to the jumbled collection of physical labels we now have on ICT goods. Given how products are shrinking, physical labels can inhibit innovation.
September 16, 2017
Lawmakers should replace America’s outdated system of Social Security numbers with a secure alternative that effectively turns other forms of personal information into worthless trivia.
September 13, 2017
The global economy is undergoing a profound transformation as it integrates the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into modern engineering, production processes, and economic activity. Industry will lead this transformation. But what is the role for public policy?
September 12, 2017
In a presentation to a roundtable gathering of international think tanks in New York City, Stephen Ezell argued we are entering an era of renewed biomedical innovation marked by a wide range of new-to-the-world treatments for cancers, rare and chronic diseases, and other disorders.
September 12, 2017
In testimony to the Massachusetts legislature, ITIF recommends bolstering state anti-SLAPP laws.
September 7, 2017
In Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance (Oxford University Press, 2017), Peter Cowhey and Jonathan Aronson show how these technologies unleash dazzling changes in the information, communication, and production capabilities that are transforming how the world works. Join ITIF for a discussion of Professors Cowhey and Aronson’s findings and policy proposals for the global innovation economy.
September 6, 2017
The Center for Data Innovation emphasizes the fact that there is little to no evidence to support hyperbolic fears about AI in its response to a call for evidence by the select committee on artificial intelligence of the UK’s House of Lords.
September 5, 2017
While the immediate challenge for local leaders is to implement the necessary technology to enable a smart city, the long-term one is to create the partnerships necessary to build “learning cities” writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.

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Competitiveness
Competitiveness: analysis of factors and policies driving national competitiveness, including improving innovation ecosystems and the technical capacity of high-value-added industries.
Economic Theory
Economic Theory: assessing the negative impact of conventional neo-Keynesianism and neoclassical economics on the 21st century economy and promoting “Innovation Economics” as a sounder alternative.
Emerging Technologies
Emerging Technologies: analysis of issues surrounding the development and adoption of transformative new technologies—from drones and advanced robotics to 3D printing and digital currencies.
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property: analysis of how appropriately governed intellectual property protections—including patents, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets—drive innovation.
Labor Markets and Skills
Labor Markets and Skills: building skills through science, technology, engineering, and math education; use of technology in primary and secondary school; higher education reform; innovations such as massive open online courses; and incumbent worker-training policies.
Manufacturing
Manufacturing: examining current trends and encouraging continued innovation in the manufacturing sector through increased public and private investment.
Productivity
Productivity: analyzing past, present, and future trends in productivity, and advancing policies to drive robust productivity growth, including through tech-based automation.
R&D and Innovation
R&D and Innovation: promoting public and private investment in research and development through public funding for research at national laboratories and universities, tax incentives to encourage business R&D, and policies to spur technology transfer from lab to market.
State and Local
State and Local: assessing state and local technology and innovation policies, and benchmarking progress in the broader transition to the new economy.
Taxes, Budget, and Regulation
Taxes, Budget, and Regulation: how taxes, budgets, and regulation can boost investment, competitiveness, and economic growth.