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

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.

January 22, 2018

Brazil, China, Indonesia, Russia, and Vietnam fielded some of the year’s worst innovation mercantilist policies. Their targets included Internet-based services, electric vehicles, biopharmaceuticals, computers and electronics.

September 28, 2017

India's transport minister Nitin Gadkari recently announced his opposition to driverless vehicles in the country, saying he would "not allow any technology that takes away jobs." This kind of rhetoric may make for good politics, but it's terrible economics and awful for the future of Indian workers who need the country to continually modernize.

September 28, 2017

By reducing costs, the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) leads to increased use of ICT goods, which spurs productivity and economic growth in signatory nations, while deepening their enterprises’ participation in global value chains.

China

May 9, 2018

Foreign predatory economic practices harm the U.S. economy. In testimony before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee, Rob Atkinson outlines how the U.S. government should respond.

April 23, 2018

In an op-ed for RealClearPolicy, ITIF’s Stephen Ezell outlines ten alternatives to tariffs that would roll back China’s unfair trade practices.

March 29, 2018

In commentary for Fortune Magazine, ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Michael Lind write that America’s own antitrust policies perversely encourage the loss of technological leadership to rival nations.

March 24, 2018

In an article for National Review, ITIF President Rob Atkinson decodes the true meaning behind the official statements from the Chinese government in response to President Trump’s long-anticipated announcement of tough new actions against China’s mercantilist trade and economic policies.

Europe

June 27, 2018

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a conversation about data sharing in Europe and the steps policymakers can take to make more data available and reusable in Europe.

June 5, 2018

Please join ITIF and a panel of experts from Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom as they discuss how their countries are approaching innovation policy and regulation.

April 30, 2018

As the Center for Data Innovation’s Nick Wallace writes for EUobserver, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union should not make drastic changes to a proposed regulation to compel online platforms to publish their policies on third-party sellers and to apply those policies consistently.

April 25, 2018

A series of essays from more than 50 policy experts around the world sheds light on the power of technology and the future of work across Europe and beyond.

Latin America

January 22, 2018

Brazil, China, Indonesia, Russia, and Vietnam fielded some of the year’s worst innovation mercantilist policies. Their targets included Internet-based services, electric vehicles, biopharmaceuticals, computers and electronics.

November 14, 2017

The notion at the heart of a Central Bank proposal—that data must be stored domestically to ensure that it remains secure and private—is false. The focus should be on ensuring that financial firms use best-in-class data storage cybersecurity measures regardless of where data is stored.

October 31, 2017

As Brazil embarks on an important effort to craft a strategy for digital transformation, it would be a mistake to adopt an approach based on the EU’s privacy system. Policy makers must take care to adopt a privacy regime that not only protects privacy but enables digital innovation.

September 27, 2017

Speaking in São Paulo, Brazil, to an audience of Senate, Chamber of Deputies, and Court technical staff, Rob Atkinson outlined the keys to digital trade success and explained that a growing number of companies in various industries are relying on cross border data flows.

Global

May 17, 2018

The Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance will be hosting its 2018 summit of world-leading thinkers discussing new approaches toward trade, innovation, and globalization for the benefit of the international community and economy in Milan, Italy.

April 30, 2018

Intellectual property rights go a long way to helping transform clever ideas into life-saving products that address global health challenges, ITIF’s Stephen Ezell and Mark Schultz of the Southern Illinois University School of Law write for Brink News.

April 24, 2018

Twenty-five case studies underscore how innovators in developing countries—often enabled by robust IP rights—are achieving advances in life sciences and healthcare that benefit people around the world.

April 24, 2018

Please join ITIF and the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property for an event releasing a new report that documents 25 cases of primarily developing-world entrepreneurs meeting global health challenges by “innovating for health.” The event will discuss what policies, including intellectual property, are needed to underpin successful life-sciences innovation in both the developed and developing world and feature presentations from several developing-country healthcare innovators who are leveraging IP, science, and technology to create a better world.