As Rob Atkinson writes for IndustryWeek, both Congress and the administration have an opportunity to once again ensure that America leads in the world in R&D support.
R&D and Innovation
September 10, 2018
Federal funding of private R&D comes in two forms: grants, in which the government has very little interaction with the research decisions made, and cooperative agreements, in which the government has significant control over research decisions and much more detailed project monitoring. Whether this higher level of government involvement hinders researchers by increasing bureaucracy or ensures that funding is not misallocated is hotly contested, but a paper released in June gives reason to believe that cooperative agreements are used well.
August 20, 2018
Never Lost Again: The Google Mapping Revolution That Sparked New Industries and Augmented Our Reality
In a book review for the New York Journal of Books, Rob Atkinson writes that “Never Lost Again” is a first-class business story, illuminating broader lessons that are easy to overlook when we think about high-tech startups.
July 30, 2018
Comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Regarding Federal Technology Transfer Authorities and Processes
While the U.S. government should expand federal support for scientific research, it also should improve the efficiency with which federally funded knowledge creation leads to innovation and jobs.
July 1, 2018
As David Hart and Stephen Ezell writes for Crain’s Cleveland Business, bringing the Energy Department’s voucher program to all national labs could help small businesses across the country.
June 28, 2018
As ITIF’s Stephen Ezell and Richard Owens of the Macdonald Laurier Institute write for the Financial Post, free-riding on drug prices is an example of how Canada refuses to step up to what is required for a globally leading innovation culture.
June 25, 2018
In an op-ed for The Hill, Joe Kennedy explains why the United States and other nations should use carbon taxes to slow greenhouse emissions.
June 25, 2018
Evidence shows a carbon tax will induce innovation that will lower the cost of reducing CO2 emissions. If the revenues are recycled to expand tax incentives for research and capital investment, a modest carbon tax would likely lead to faster GDP growth.
June 21, 2018
ITIF hosted a discussion with author Mark Zachary Taylor to better understand the politics of innovation and the implications for the United States.
June 5, 2018
A growing number of policymakers and pundits appear now to understand that the United States’ lead in innovation is not as secure as it once was.
June 4, 2018
Business R&D growth over the past three decades has been anemic, and companies are focusing more on near-term product development, less on basic and applied research. Meanwhile, the U.S. government is cutting support for research while many other countries are expanding support.