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 6, 2016
From R&D and advanced manufacturing to the Internet and digital economy, Trump focuses more on reducing government barriers while Clinton focuses more on engaging government as an active partner alongside industry.
August 22, 2016
Stephen Ezell writes on the INSME blog about the types of innovation policies countries must get right for small- and medium-sized enterprises to flourish.
August 19, 2016
Innovation Fact of the Week: Students Are More Likely to Pursue STEM Degrees in College If They Are Exposed to More Science Subjects During High School
Taking more science classes in secondary school increases the student’s probability of enrolling in a university STEM program by 1.5 percentage points, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
July 29, 2016
Innovation Fact of the Week: Increased Airline Industry Competition Boosted Researcher Collaboration by 50 Percent Between 1991 and 2012
Over the past two decades, cheaper airline tickets had the knock-on effects of boosting research collaboration by 50 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
July 29, 2016
Innovation Fact of the Week: When the Federal Government Committed $500M to a Manufacturing Innovation Initiative, Industry and Academia Threw in $1B More
When the federal government committed $500 million to invest in a Manufacturing Innovation Institute, non-governmental entities pledged twice as much, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
July 11, 2016
Spurring biopharmaceutical innovation to understand and cure brain diseases and disorders could improve health outcomes for more than 50 million Americans while increasing GDP by up to $1.5 trillion or more.
July 6, 2016
Randolph Court asks in Washington Monthly, if conservatives are wrong to be skeptics of climate science, why won’t liberals accept the science around the safety of GMOs?
June 20, 2016
Steph Curry and LeBron James are the two best basketball players in the world, and they embody two different types of innovation, writes Adams Nager in Innovation Files.
June 14, 2016
On the occasion of ITIF’s 10-year anniversary, with the generous support of Bernard L. Schwartz, ITIF will hold a half-day conference exploring policy solutions to restore America’s investment-driven economy.
June 13, 2016
We are seeing continued progress in technological innovation, yet anemic productivity growth. A big reason is that public and private investment have fallen in the last decade. It’s time for serious pro-investment policies.