WASHINGTON—The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) today earned recognition 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. This is the third year running that ITIF has earned the top spot globally for science and tech policy. The 2019 edition of the annual ranking also places ITIF among America’s top 50 think tanks overall—at number 27, up from number 35 in 2018.
“ITIF has been covering the intersection of technological innovation and public policy for a decade and a half, with a single-minded mission of championing policy ideas to accelerate innovation, bolster competitiveness, and spur productivity growth around the world,” said ITIF President Rob Atkinson. “We are honored once again to be recognized by our peers for the quality and influence of our work, and we remain committed to providing policymakers around the world with high-quality information, analysis, and recommendations they can trust.”
Founded in 2006, ITIF is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational institute. With staff in Washington and Brussels, it formulates and promotes global policy solutions that accelerate innovation and boost productivity as a means of spurring growth, opportunity, and progress.
“Science and technology policy developments move quickly—on issues running the gamut from artificial intelligence and robotics to digital trade, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean-energy innovation,” said Atkinson. “As a think tank focusing on science and technology policy, we take seriously the critical role we play in providing the specialized knowledge, credible analysis, and actionable recommendations that are prerequisites for good policy outcomes.”