Science and R&D

The president-elect’s overall approach to technology and innovation policy appears to be formulated to engage the government as an active partner alongside industry in spurring innovation—but also as a tougher regulator of many tech industries and technologies.
Science and R&D
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December 16, 2020
Please join ITIF for a discussion of this critical issue. The event will feature a keynote address from Simon Tripp of TEConomy Partners, author of the new report “Response and Resilience: Lessons Learned from Global Life Sciences Ecosystems in the COVID-19 Pandemic,” followed by an expert panel of respondents.
December 16, 2020
Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a conversation with Lauren Klein on her new book Data Feminism, co-authored with Catherine D’Ignazio.
November 30, 2020
Research spending unfortunately is seen by many as an “add-on” rather than an essential economic driver, so it is not prioritized in times of crisis such as the pandemic, even though research is crucial to developing a COVID vaccine.
November 23, 2020
Recent years have seen China increase its spending on basic and applied research, which is likely to drive its innovation going forward and could be a large factor behind an eventual Chinese leadership role in global innovation.
November 23, 2020
It has become abundantly clear that the United States faces a robust economic and military competitor in China.
November 16, 2020
A report by the tech research company Digital Science found that, in 2019, 500,000 publications or 10 percent of the world’s total, related to the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations.
November 9, 2020
A new study finds that every dollar invested in innovation returns four dollars in social benefits.
November 7, 2020
The president-elect’s overall approach to technology and innovation policy appears to be formulated to engage the government as an active partner alongside industry in spurring innovation—but also as a tougher regulator of many tech industries and technologies.
November 2, 2020
The study found that tech transfer across firms can lead to increased entrepreneurship; technologies that are seen as unprofitable by one can be used by others to create new ideas and industries.
November 2, 2020
The United States has no national, coordinated innovation policy system. In fact, its overall innovation system has been deteriorating. The country’s economic future and national security will depend on rising to the challenge of addressing this problem.

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