According to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) annual Global Innovation Index, which ranks nations’ innovation ecosystems according to 82 indicators, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Uganda distinguish themselves as low-income Sub-Saharan nations that have shown the most progress since 2012 in developing better innovation ecosystems, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 14, 2016
Fact of the Week: Among Low-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Uganda Have Shown the Most Progress Since 2012 in Developing Innovation Capabilities
October 11, 2016
For anyone who may have doubted it to be the case, a recent report from the U.S. Commerce Department demonstrates that intellectual property is extremely important to the U.S. economy, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
October 7, 2016
Foreign direct investment directly supports 6.1 million jobs which in turn support 2.4 million more jobs indirectly—for a combined total of 8.5 million American jobs, or just above 7 percent of private sector employment, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 6, 2016
It’s time for EFF to stop peddling fear to consumers and users, and providing shelter to “vandals, vigilantes, and mercenaries,” who hide in EFF’s shadow, writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.
September 30, 2016
Pulling the item was something of a surprise, and it indicates there is a lack of support for Wheeler's overarching proposal, writes Doug Brake in Innovation Files.
September 30, 2016
Fact of the Week: Global Trade Liberalization in 1990s Increased Patent Filings by 3 Percentage Points
By eliminating price-distorting tariffs, countries give their business and citizens access to more diverse goods at lower prices, and thereby increase the stock of knowledge available to innovators everywhere, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 23, 2016
Innovation Fact of the Week: Private Firms in China Capture 30 Percent Higher Returns from R&D Investments Than State-Owned Firms
Chinese privately owned firms achieved an additional 0.16¥ in output for every yuan they invested in R&D, while state-owned firms created only 0.12¥ more output, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 16, 2016
Innovation Fact of the Week: IT Adoption Boosted U.S. Productivity Growth by 1.4 Percentage Points Per Year From 2004 to 2014
From 2004 to 2014, IT investment and adoption contributed 1.4 percentage points annually to U.S. productivity growth, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 14, 2016
Any effort by the U.S. government to delay or derail IANA transition now would undermine the consensus developed by civil society, writes Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.
September 10, 2016
Businesses in the European Union were investing 57 percent as much in R&D as their U.S. counterparts as of 2013, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.