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
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.
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.
September 10, 2016
Businesses in the European Union were investing 57 percent as much in R&D as their U.S. counterparts as of 2013, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
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.