Few policymakers and even fewer pundits or economic analysts understand U.S. competitiveness problems in a way that would lead them to the logical conclusion that a national innovation and competitiveness strategy would count as a viable solution.
November 30, 2016
Smart manufacturing—the application of information technologies to manufacturing processes—is poised to transform how products are designed, fabricated, serviced, and used. But to speed this transformation, the federal government needs smarter policies for smart manufacturing.
November 30, 2016
Please join ITIF for an event discussing how smart manufacturing will shape the future of U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and what public policies are needed to keep the United States at the global forefront of this emerging manufacturing revolution.
November 16, 2016
ITIF offers a set of actionable proposals to spur innovation, productivity, and competitiveness that the Trump administration can accomplish in its first year.
November 2, 2016
Fact of the Week: From 1997-2001, 45% of Norway’s Manufacturing Growth Came From More-Productive Firms Gaining Market Share From Less-Productive Ones
From 1997 to 2001, about 45 percent of Norwegian non-oil manufacturing growth can be explained by reallocation effects--when more-productive firms progressively gain larger shares of the market at the expense of less-productive ones, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 26, 2016
The Washington trade establishment goes to great pains to deny U.S. manufacturing has declined due to trade, because elites worry it weakens support for globalization, writes Rob Atkinson in Issues in Science and Technology.
September 14, 2016
Rob Atkinson presented at the Indiana State University School of Public and Environmental Affairs 2016 conference on what the next president should do to promote new technologies that radically improve production processes or that can be transformed into innovative new products.
July 29, 2016
Innovation Fact of the Week: When the Federal Government Committed $500M to a Manufacturing Innovation Initiative, Industry and Academia Threw in $1B More
When the federal government committed $500 million to invest in a Manufacturing Innovation Institute, non-governmental entities pledged twice as much, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
June 6, 2016
Regardless of whether its currency is undervalued, China still employs mercantilist policies to unfairly bolster its manufacturing sector, writes Adams Nager in The International Economy.
May 17, 2016
Please join ITIF and the bipartisan Senate Competitiveness Caucus to discuss how public policies can support America’s universities as they work to train America’s future manufacturing workforce of tomorrow.
May 12, 2016
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation to the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis on Thursday, May 12 explaining how the Internet of Things will impact modern smart manufacturing processes and products and articulating why countries need national Internet of Things strategies.