Life Sciences, Agricultural Biotech, and Energy

Life Sciences, Agricultural Biotech, and Energy

Innovation is central to addressing global climate change while increasing economic growth, boosting international competitiveness, and eliminating energy poverty. It is likewise essential to promoting human health, agricultural productivity, and ecological sustainability.

Life Sciences, Agricultural Biotech, and Energy
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November 28, 2017
The number of technology-based start-ups surged 47 percent in the last decade. These firms still account for a relatively small share of all businesses, but they have an outsized impact on economic growth, because they provide better-paying, longer-lasting jobs than other start-ups, and they contribute more to innovation, productivity, and competitiveness.
November 28, 2017
Technology-based startups are key drivers of America’s economic growth because they make outsized contributions to employment, innovation, and productivity. Unfortunately, policymakers tend to focus indiscriminately on helping small business startups without specifically targeting technology-based startups that have high growth potential. How can policymakers support the formation and success of new technology firms at the national and local level?
November 27, 2017
A year after ITIF first collected data on the most popular federal websites, more than nine out of 10 continue to fall short of government and industry standards for design and development.
November 22, 2017
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation submitted comments to the European Commission in response to its recent impact assessment on “fairness in platform-to-business relations,” a study to investigate practices by online platforms—digital services that cater to two-sided markets—in their relations with other businesses.
November 15, 2017
If the EU intends to build a Digital Single Market home to the next generation of tech companies, then it needs consistent policies that allow businesses in all sectors to take advantage of online advertising.
November 15, 2017
The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) more effectively generates new ideas that are useful to energy innovators than its older brethren in the federal R&D establishment, and it bridges the gap between research and use in ways that these other agencies simply do not.
November 15, 2017
The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) fills key gaps in the U.S. energy innovation system.
November 14, 2017
Speaking at the 32nd Pacific Economic Community Seminar in Taipei, Taiwan, Stephen Ezell explained why the digitization of manufacturing matters, and what governments’ roles and responsibilities should be to facilitate the transition.
November 14, 2017
The notion at the heart of a Central Bank proposal—that data must be stored domestically to ensure that it remains secure and private—is false. The focus should be on ensuring that financial firms use best-in-class data storage cybersecurity measures regardless of where data is stored.
November 13, 2017
What could Republicans do to increase the chances of passing a good bill? They could focus principally on reforming the corporate tax code.

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Life Sciences
Life Sciences: supporting advances in human biotechnology; pharmaceuticals; and health care policy outside the realm of IT.
Agricultural Biotech
Agricultural Biotech: supporting advances in plant and animal biotechnology to increase agricultural productivity and sustainably boost production of food, feed, and fiber.
Energy and Climate
Energy and Climate: policies to encourage innovative energy research, development, and deployment; clean-tech trade; and clean energy manufacturing.