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 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
Getting More Bang for America’s R&D Buck: 50 Ways the Administration and Congress Can Improve Tech Transfer, Commercialization, and Innovation
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
Fact of the Week: Job Growth Has Been 1.5 Percentage Points Higher In Spanish Firms That Are Engaged In Product Innovation Than In Firms That Are Not
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
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.