Regions

Africa

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 7, 2017

Rwanda’s government, which has declared a vision of making the country a technology and innovation hub for Africa, has partnered with the startup Zipline to facilitate the real-time delivery of urgent medical supplies, such as blood or vaccines, to patients in remote locations via drones.

May 22, 2017

By reducing costs, the ITA leads to increased use of ICT goods, which spurs productivity and economic growth while deepening enterprises’ participation in global value chains. This generates new tax revenues to partially or fully offset tariff losses.

March 15, 2017

Providing universities in developing countries greater access to scientific journals increases publications by 43 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

Asia-Pacific

November 7, 2018

As the auto industry shifts toward electric vehicles and the electricity grid draws more energy from variable renewables, high-capacity, high-performance and affordable batteries are becoming one of the most important areas of technological innovation needed to reduce carbon emissions. This is why batteries are emerging as a strategic focus for global manufacturing and innovation. Suddenly, governments, industry leaders, and new market entrants in North America, Europe, and Asia are racing to strengthen their capabilities to develop, produce, and use advanced batteries.

August 13, 2018

Manufacturing digitalization promises to transform how products are designed, fabricated, used, and serviced, but more needs to be done to facilitate the uptake of digital technologies by manufacturers in the United States, Korea, and beyond.

May 24, 2018

Rob Atkinson presented on the challenges and opportunities in driving Korean innovation for the the Next Production Revolution to an international conference focused on Korea’s growth as an innovative and inclusive nation on May 24th in Seoul, South Korea.

April 10, 2018

Australia’s economic and trade policy strategies will need to reflect the emerging set of behind-the-border digital trade barriers that countries are enacting in an attempt to give their local firms an unfair advantage.

China

December 18, 2018

If Europe wants to set its own course in the new global order, then the most important first step is to join with America to fight for free trade and an open Chinese market.

December 9, 2018

In commentary for the Epoch Times, ITIF President Rob Atkinson writs that it’s time for China to start acting like a globally responsible trading partner. If it does, then the Chinese economy and the world economy will be better off.

November 29, 2018

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Rob Atkinson outlines the bottom-line conditions President Trump should demand from China for ending U.S.-imposed tariffs.

September 26, 2018

In testimony before the House Oversight Subcommittee on Information Technology, Rob Atkinson stated that there are steps Congress should take to help roll back Chinese innovation mercantilism and ensure the United States remains the world leader in technology and innovation.

Europe

February 20, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a powerful tool in the fight against fake news, which can be used to automatically detect and respond to fake contact and give users the power to verify the veracity of propaganda and incendiary messages. As the European Union readies for its upcoming elections, accelerating the fight against fake news has become a top priority. Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a conversation about how the public and private sectors can work together to accelerate the use of AI to combat fake news.

January 28, 2019

Significant advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) over the past decade have led to many debates about the potential social, economic, and security impact of AI. However, little sustained attention has been paid to the impact of AI on international relations or how the technology impacts the work of diplomats and policy makers. Advances in AI have put new topics on the international agenda, challenged geostrategic relations, served as a tool for diplomats and negotiators, and created new opportunities and concerns about human rights.

December 18, 2018

If Europe wants to set its own course in the new global order, then the most important first step is to join with America to fight for free trade and an open Chinese market.

December 3, 2018

As Joe Kennedy writes for Fox Business, the danger of EU countries subjecting U.S. companies to discriminatory taxes remains high because individual European countries are free to pass their own national laws, even if the EU doesn’t do so as a bloc.

Latin America

November 26, 2018

Without a single, integrated market for digital goods and services, Latin American businesses will have difficulty gaining the scale to succeed in the digital economy. Policymakers should embrace openness, innovation, and competition throughout the region.

August 24, 2018

A contagion of poor public policy is sweeping across Latin America in the form of the spreading use of compulsory licenses on novel pharmaceutical drugs, and it threatens to undermine the very ecosystem supporting the development of medicines designed to treat deadly diseases in the first place.

June 29, 2018

Val Giddings gave a presentation at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez on 29 June 2018. The relationship between GMOs and gene editing was discussed and their role in agricultural innovation and sustainability explored.

June 4, 2018

From 2008 to 2013, the average Mexican manufacturing firm's productivity rose 17 percent each time the share of workers using computers increased by 10 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

Global

December 6, 2018

Rob Atkinson spoke on a panel at the 2018 G7 Multistakeholder Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Montréal, Canada.

September 28, 2018

Gene editing is a process of making precise changes to an organism’s DNA in a manner analogous to the way we change the text of a document with word processing software.

September 24, 2018

The Non-GMO Project food label deliberately deceives and misleads consumers in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. ITIF petitions FDA to prohibit such labels.

July 3, 2018

ITIF submitted comments to the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service's proposed regulations to implement the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, aka "GMO" labeling.