Science and R&D

With the rise of China, the U.S. economic and technology environment has fundamentally and inexorably changed. The most important step Congress and the Biden administration can take to meet the challenge is to create a dedicated national advanced industry and technology agency.
Science and R&D
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October 21, 2021
Through a series of expert talks and panels, this half-day conference organized by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the XR Association will explore the role of policy in AR/VR innovation and identify priority areas for policymakers to consider as these technologies continue to expand.
June 30, 2021
Eric Lander—geneticist, mathematician, president and founding director of the Broad Institute— took the helm on June 2 as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). He is the first biologist to serve as presidential science advisor and takes a seat in the cabinet. Inasmuch as the 21st century is on course to flower as the Age of Biology, this is a welcome, if overdue development.
June 17, 2021
Absent a major change in the orientation of foreign research funding – something that will not happen – it is time for Congress to put America first when it comes to science and tech policy.
June 17, 2021
With the rise of China, the U.S. economic and technology environment has fundamentally and inexorably changed. The most important step Congress and the Biden administration can take to meet the challenge is to create a dedicated national advanced industry and technology agency.
June 1, 2021
Research funding for universities seems to play a unique role in promoting the acceleration of local entrepreneurial ecosystems.
May 28, 2021
As recently as the mid-1990s, the United States maintained the most generous R&D tax incentive in the world. As scholarly studies have shown, that helped America stay ahead of its competitors by boosting R&D investment, innovation, jobs, and GDP growth. Fast forward to today, and it’s a very different picture.
May 17, 2021
While not statistically significant, this is suggestive of greater innovation impact.
May 17, 2021
Throughout modern history, public financing has made possible some of the most important and impactful innovations society has enjoyed—from refrigeration to the Internet—and the spillover benefits have been incalculable.
April 26, 2021
Funding for federal laboratories is critical to accomplish key national missions. But policymakers have realized it also drives technology commercialization.
April 20, 2021
ITIF hosted an expert panel discussion to explore the economic, health, and social effects that may persist post-COVID.

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