The United States continues to fall further behind world leaders in funding for university research. To reverse course, it should increase support by $45 billion per year and provide stronger incentives for businesses to increase their investments.
R&D and Innovation
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
Localizing the Economic Impact of Research and Development: Policy Proposals for the Trump Administration and Congress
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
Despite China Favoring State-Owned Enterprises, Its Private Companies are More Innovative and Productive
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.
November 22, 2016
Fact of the Week: 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
Fact of the Week: When Universities Invest In R&D, They Can Generate Returns For Themselves Of Up To 9 Percent
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
Fact of the Week: 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
Fact of the Week: 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.