WASHINGTON—In the global race for market share in the digital economy and key high-tech sectors, many countries continue resorting to “innovation mercantilism” to create unfair advantages for
January 22, 2018
China Among World’s Worst “Innovation Mercantilists” for Fifth Consecutive Year, Subverting Competition in Key Industries
January 18, 2018
WASHINGTON–In response to the introduction today of the Artificial Intelligence Job Opportunities and Background Summary Act (AI JOBS Act) of 2018 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep.
January 16, 2018
To Jumpstart “Connected Cars,” New ITIF Report Urges Policymakers to Support “Vehicle-to-Everything” Infrastructure
WASHINGTON—Connected vehicles have the potential to improve safety, security, mobility, and convenience for consumers—but the benefits will be limited absent the right public policies, according to
January 8, 2018
North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas Lead US in Share of University Research Supported by Industry; New ITIF Report Urges Greater Collaboration to Spur Tech-Based Economic Activity
WASHINGTON—With federal funding for university research possibly on the chopping block, industry funding is an increasingly important driver of U.S. academic discovery and industrial innovation.
December 18, 2017
ITIF Calls on Administration and Congress to Ensure Nominees for Export-Import Bank Are Fully Committed to Its Mission
WASHINGTON—Ahead of scheduled Senate votes on President Trump’s nominations to the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a leadi
March 23, 2018
As Roll Call notes, ITIF President Rob Atkinson welcomed the Trump administration’s decision to shed what he called the U.S. “rosy view that it was only a matter of time before China would open its markets and follow international trade rules.”
March 22, 2018
“If they put the tariff on things that you can’t see, then consumers may say, ‘They’re not putting a tariff on my Ford Escort, or my Maytag refrigerator,’ but they are,” said ITIF President Robert Atkinson told the Associated Press.
March 21, 2018
"If we’re going to hold these content platforms responsible for sex trafficking, why aren’t we holding them more responsible for intellectual property theft?" ITIF’s Daniel Castro told Bloomberg. Castro said making social media platforms liable for users’ misdeeds is like putting the "mayor in jail because there’s crime in the city."
March 21, 2018
“With an iPhone, where China is just the final assembler, most of the value (contributed by China) is just the labour rather than the components themselves,” ITIF’s John Wu told Reuters.
March 21, 2018
"It's really, really good that we have an administration who is finally getting tough with China on their egregious innovation, mercantilist policies like forced tech transfers," ITIF President Rob Atkinson told the Los Angeles Times.