Science and R&D

As policymakers consider the value of small business innovation programs, they should understand that their returns on investment are considerably larger than conventional estimates indicate.
Science and R&D
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February 17, 2020
Congress should double the Alternative Simplified Credit, and lawmakers should pay for the increased research incentive by eliminating the tax break on qualified dividends, which mostly goes to wealthy stockholders.
February 15, 2020
Many of the capabilities the country needs for its defense reside in the private sector, so it is critical to establishing better links between the commercial sector and the military.
January 20, 2020
There is now a crisis of regional imbalance at a continental scale that is throwing off disturbing side effects that cry out for response.
January 14, 2020
A careful review of the scholarly literature and industry cases suggests that the effect of Chinese economic growth and trade expansion, fueled by a corrosive set of “innovation mercantilist” policies and practices has been negative for innovation in most developed nations, including North America, Europe and Japan.
January 14, 2020
ITIF hosted an expert panel discussion featuring European Commission, Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation, Signe Ratso, on the thinking and inspiration behind the European Innovation Council, how it will work in practice, and how it is expected to change the face of European innovation over the next decade.
January 6, 2020
The has been a growing disparity across the globe between the governments that are choosing to prioritize innovation and those that aren’t. Recent analysis reflects this, comparing the growth of public R&D funding between 2008 and 2016 across eight major countries.
January 6, 2020
An examination of the scholarly literature shows that China’s mercantilist-powered economic rise and trade expansion have slowed the progress of innovation in the global economy—particularly in North America and Europe.
December 11, 2019
ITIF and the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program presented a proposal for a national competition to select metropolitan areas to receive a decade-long range of robust policy supports, enabling their transition into self-sustaining, globally competitive innovation hubs.
December 9, 2019
Defense spending is the main source of public R&D investment in the United States, totaling $78 billion in 2016. A new study examines the impacts of defense R&D investment by leveraging the dramatic increases in defense R&D investment across the OECD in the years following 2001.
December 9, 2019
The federal government should take aggressive steps to spur the development of more tech hubs in America’s heartland by identifying promising metro areas and helping them transform into self-sustaining innovation centers.

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