WASHINGTON—Today the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) was recognized as the world’s top think tank for science and technology policy in the latest edition of the University of Pennsylvania’s authoritative “Global Go To Think Tank Index.” In addition to earning the top spot globally for science and tech policy for the second year running, the 2018 edition of the annual ranking also places ITIF among America’s top 50 think tanks overall—at number 35, up from 48 in 2017.
“For the past 13 years, ITIF has championed policy solutions that accelerate innovation, encourage competitiveness, and boost productivity around the world,” said ITIF President Rob Atkinson. “We are honored to be recognized by our peers for the quality and influence of our work, and we are committed to continue providing independent, nonpartisan research, analysis, and policy recommendations to advance innovation.”
Founded in 2006, ITIF is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational institute. With staff in Washington and Brussels, its mission is to formulate and promote global policy solutions that accelerate innovation and boost productivity to spur growth, opportunity, and progress.
“Science and technology policy developments move quickly, and think tanks have a critical role to play in providing specialized knowledge, credible analysis, and innovative and actionable recommendations,” said Atkinson. “Good policy outcomes hinge on having accurate, in-depth information and analysis, and ITIF is committed to providing the high-quality recommendations policymakers and the public can trust.”