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September 16, 2020
In response to today’s announcement that Facebook Reality Labs is launching “Project Aria,” an augmented reality (AR) research project to begin collecting real-world data using camera- and sensor-enabled headsets on Facebook campuses, ITIF Research Fellow Ellysse Dick released the following statement:
September 16, 2020
Colombian citizens and businesses use government websites every day to find important information and access public services, and so it is important for those websites to meet basic standards for security, speed, mobile friendliness, or accessibility. According to a new report[RC1] released jointly today by two leading think tanks, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and TicTac, Colombian government agencies have opportunities to modernize their sites by further investing in cybersecurity, mobile-friendly web design, and cloud-based hosting.
September 14, 2020
To date, the focus on climate change has been largely on engineering and chemistry—building improved solar panels, taller wind turbines, or better batteries—and biology has largely been ignored. That needs to change. Gene editing has emerged in the past decade as a key platform technology that has already proved its potential to drive dramatic innovations in medicine and agriculture. But beyond these well-publicized applications, recent advances in the field also offer promising opportunities to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and other sectors, to capture carbon from the atmosphere, and to support biofuel development, according to a new report released today by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the world’s top-ranked think tank for science and technology policy.
September 8, 2020
The United States provides far less federal and state tax support for companies to conduct research and development (R&D) than comparable countries around the world, and it is on track to fall further behind the pack due to provisions in the Tax Cuts and Job Creation Act of 2017, according to a new report released today by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy. The report urges Congress to more than double federal R&D credit rates as part of a package of innovation-inducing tax reforms that would boost Americans’ real incomes and economic growth by increasing productivity and competitiveness.
August 31, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be the most disruptive force of the year, and climate change is likely to produce some of the most sweeping societal disruptions of the 21st century—but in the mid-horizon, it is the rise of China that constitutes the most significant global business disruptor of the decade, according to a new report released today by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy.

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October 9, 2020
Many economists say the rules will hurt the U.S.
October 8, 2020
Startup success is important for Central Florida, as those firms can add local jobs and create economic impact as they scale.
October 8, 2020
Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a nonpartisan group that focuses on the intersection of innovation and public policy, agrees. "It's clear the R
October 8, 2020
Access to a larger pool of skilled tech workers has helped U.S. firms drive innovation and growth, said Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

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