R&D and Innovation

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
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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.
June 6, 2016
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation on global best practices in Technology Transfer and Commercialization at the 2016 Bio Conference on June 6, 2016.
May 31, 2016
Despite surging demand, computer science education is only just beginning to gain traction in U.S. school systems. Policymakers should expand access to rigorous, high-quality courses in both high school and college.
May 27, 2016
China's annual R&D investment growth of between 6 percent and 7 percent outpaces the U.S. R&D growth rate of 3 percent to 4 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 24, 2016
Large firms invest more in R&D activities and enjoy higher returns on innovation output per dollar invested in R&D, than small firms, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 18, 2016
Companies invest in research and development activities to remain at the forefront of technology, stay ahead of their competitors, and create new waves of innovations—and by these measures, the U.S. information technology sector is intensely focused on maintaining its global leadership position, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 12, 2016
Stephen Ezell presented ITIF’s Contributors and Detractors: Ranking Countries’ Contributions to Global Innovation at the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute on Thursday, May 12 and spoke about the report’s implications for Swedish innovation policy.
May 11, 2016
The U.S. must go beyond funding R&D to ensure that more of the public investment in knowledge creation translates into innovation and jobs.
April 28, 2016
National Science Foundation public-private R&D projects saved $700,000 in R&D costs per project in 2014, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
April 21, 2016
ITIF examines USDA's proposals and notes where they are consistent with U.S. policy and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's mandate and where they are not.