Any stimulus program needs to focus more on “innovation infrastructure,” such as scientific and engineering research, than on traditional concrete and steel.
Reports & Briefings
January 3, 2017
December 13, 2016
The United States is falling behind in the race to capitalize on the burgeoning clean energy market—but the race is not yet lost. This report offers five policy principles and a set of specific reforms for the Trump administration and the 115th Congress to turn the tables.
December 12, 2016
While the U.S. federal government has undertaken an array of important activities to support the development of the Internet of Things in the private sector, these efforts are mostly uncoordinated and the government lacks a strategic vision.
December 7, 2016
The Impact of Asynchronous Approvals for Biotech Crops on Agricultural Sustainability, Trade, and Innovation
Val Giddings contributed to a new report from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology outlining trade costs due to scientifically indefensible regulation.
December 7, 2016
Localizing the Economic Impact of Research and Development: Policy Proposals for the Trump Administration and Congress
ITIF and Brookings collaborate to suggest 50 policy proposals that the Trump administration and Congress can undertake to bolster tech transfer, commercialization, and innovation.
November 30, 2016
Smart manufacturing—the application of information technologies to manufacturing processes—is poised to transform how products are designed, fabricated, serviced, and used. But to speed this transformation, the federal government needs smarter policies for smart manufacturing.
November 28, 2016
America’s innovation-driven, high-tech economy isn’t concentrated around a few hubs like Silicon Valley; it is widely diffused—and every state and congressional district has a stake in its success.
November 16, 2016
ITIF offers a set of actionable proposals to spur innovation, productivity, and competitiveness that the Trump administration can accomplish in its first year.
November 15, 2016
While most Americans are empowered by data and technology in many aspects of their lives, U.S. schools are largely failing to use data to transform and improve education.
November 9, 2016
Technological innovation is critically important to both income growth and national competitiveness. So it is important that we examine President-elect Trump’s policy agenda through that lens.