As governments start easing lockdown restrictions, developing an effective contact tracing strategy has become a top priority to prevent a new surge of COVID-19 outbreaks.
Innovation Files Blog
May 7, 2020
In the midst of the worst global pandemic in living memory, many nations make it unnecessarily complicated and costly, if not illegal, for health data to cross their borders. In so doing, they are hindering critically needed medical progress.
May 7, 2020
Food delivery apps are an important tool for enabling physical distancing and keeping people fed and restaurants in business during these uncertain times. Disrupting a competitive market that provides such an important service is, now more than ever, a bad idea.
May 5, 2020
The study should build support for efforts like the bipartisan FORWARD Act recently introduced by Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Pat Roberts (R-KS).
May 4, 2020
Editor's Note: A version of this article was published by French media outlet
May 4, 2020
Fact of the Week: 27 Percent of Inventors Who Have Earned AI Patents Have Also Published AI Papers, Nearly Three Times Higher Than Average
Artificial intelligence (AI) is widely considered to have the potential to dramatically re-shape industries throughout the economy, which creates incentives for companies to conceal their research. Despite this, a new study posits that AI science and technology are deeply linked, with academic papers spurring industrial applications and vice versa.
May 1, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has made automation needs much more immediate, but automation was never meant to destroy our jobs and leave us all with nothing to do. On the contrary.
April 27, 2020
Fact of the Week: Start-ups That Utilize Public Research Institutes are 5.3 Percentage Points More Likely to Innovate
Public research institutes (PRIs) are government-owned non-academic centers designed to collaborate with other research groups. They are a key complement to firms’ own R&D investments, although they are often overshadowed.
April 23, 2020
Recognizing the central catalytic role that intellectual property rights play in fostering knowledge-driven innovation, select members of the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA), a global network of 36 independent think tanks supporting global trade liberalization and integration, released a statement affirming the crucial importance that IP has in our global economy.
April 20, 2020
Assuming that the “shovel readiness” of investments are the same, policymakers are better off investing in areas that also boost long-term economic growth.