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
November 22, 2016
U.S. High-Tech Firms Gain Two-And-A-Half Times More Productivity Than European High-Tech Firms From The Same Level Of R&D Investment
Businesses in the European Union lag U.S. businesses not just in the amount they invest in R&D, but also in their capabilities to transform these investments into productivity gains, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 22, 2016
When universities invest in R&D, they can generate returns for themselves of up to 9 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
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 9, 2016
Technological innovation is critically important to both income growth and national competitiveness. So it is important that we examine President-elect Trump’s policy agenda through that lens.
October 21, 2016
Only 35% of All U.S. Firms Will Still Be in Business in 10 Years—But 80% of Those Conducting R&D Will
U.S. firms that invest in R&D have greater operational longevity than firms that do not, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 14, 2016
Among Low-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Uganda Have Shown the Most Progress Since 2012 in Developing Innovation Capabilities
According to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) annual Global Innovation Index, which ranks nations’ innovation ecosystems according to 82 indicators, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Uganda distinguish themselves as low-income Sub-Saharan nations that have shown the most progress since 2012 in developing better innovation ecosystems, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 4, 2016
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have expressed support for more federal spending on infrastructure, but merely repairing roads and bridges won't fix America's productivity problem, writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor.
September 23, 2016
Innovation Fact of the Week: Private Firms in China Capture 30 Percent Higher Returns from R&D Investments Than State-Owned Firms
Chinese privately owned firms achieved an additional 0.16¥ in output for every yuan they invested in R&D, while state-owned firms created only 0.12¥ more output, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 21, 2016
Stephen Ezell lectured on “Principles of Innovation in Government” at the University of Maryland on September 21, 2016.
September 20, 2016
Stephen Ezell lectured on Innovation and Evolutionary Economics as well as best practices in technology transfer and commercialization to the Technology Transfer Society’s USDA graduate education program.