Innovation Files Blog

September 18, 2017
ITIF strongly supports the re-authorization of ARPA-E. A variety of national goals are served by the acceleration of clean energy innovation, including energy security and independence, disaster resilience, mitigation of climate change, and economic growth and competitiveness.
September 18, 2017
The restrictions on data collection proposed in California would also set a poor precedent for other sectors of the economy, potentially setting the stage for a privacy tower of babel where different states set up conflicting privacy laws for different sectors of the economy.
September 11, 2017
ICT services exports have increased as a share of the world’s total services exports from just over 20 percent in 1995 to almost 32 percent today, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 5, 2017
When China implemented an investment tax credit, businesses increased investment by 8.8 percent and productivity by 3.7 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 29, 2017
Meet Arthur Zang, a 29 year-old Cameroonian engineer who invented the handheld Cardio-Pad, the world’s first medical tablet facilitating heart examinations and remote diagnosis. The Cardio-Pad is a touch-screen tablet device for conducting cardiac tests such as electrocardiograms in remote locations, and then sending the results to cardiologists in city centers often hundreds of miles away.
August 28, 2017
Among Irish firms, a 10 percent increase in R&D investment per employee raised productivity by 12 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 21, 2017
An analysis of Vietnamese manufacturing firms found those that adopted internationally recognized best practices for management were 69 percent more productive than firms without such certifications, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 14, 2017
Across 13 Latin American countries that had protectionist policies in place in 2005, these policies had no effect on innovation, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 7, 2017
Foreign-owned Spanish manufacturing firms were 15 percent more productive from 1998 to 2012 than locally-owned firms, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 7, 2017
NephroPlus’s story highlights the need for a broader focus on the barriers to healthcare, rather than accusing intellectual property of being the main culprit, as many in the debate around improving access to healthcare in developing countries have done, such as in the report by the United Nations High Level Panel on Access to Medicines.

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