R&D and Innovation

Since 2015, 24 nations and the EU have joined “Mission Innovation,” pledging to double public investments in energy RD&D and collaborate on key innovation challenges. This report seeks to provide accountability for these commitments and lay the foundation for more ambitious measures.
R&D and Innovation
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February 28, 2017
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 6, 2017
Although Congress made permanent the research and development tax credit in 2015, the federal government and states still can do more—a 10 percent increase in R&D tax credit generosity permanently increases labor productivity by 0.4 percent per year, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
January 25, 2017
International patent data show a slowly diminishing gender gap aggregated across patent applications each year; from 1995 to 2015, female participation in patenting doubled, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
January 11, 2017
Join ITIF and Brookings to discuss how the incoming administration and Congress can bolster technology transfer and commercialization policies to ensure that federal R&D investments yield stronger commercial results, in large part by better coordinating with regional economies.
January 3, 2017
Between 2004 and 2012, employment in Spanish firms that released novel products into the market grew 1.5 percentage points faster than firms not engaged in product innovation, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
January 3, 2017
Any stimulus program needs to focus more on “innovation infrastructure,” such as scientific and engineering research, than on traditional concrete and steel.
December 7, 2016
ITIF and Brookings collaborate to suggest 50 policy proposals that the Trump administration and Congress can undertake to bolster tech transfer, commercialization, and innovation.
November 29, 2016
China’s continued favoritism for its state-owned enterprises even when the data show that its privately-owned businesses are more innovative and more productive goes against its promises to embrace market-based economic trade policies when it joined the World Trade Organization, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 28, 2016
America’s innovation-driven, high-tech economy isn’t concentrated around a few hubs like Silicon Valley; it is widely diffused—and every state and congressional district has a stake in its success.

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