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April 12, 2018

The digitalization of manufacturing is changing how products are designed, fabricated, used, and serviced, just as it’s transforming the operations, processes, and energy footprint of factories and supply chains.

March 29, 2018

It is imperative that the United States do more to identify, analyze, and respond to the growing number of countries which are enacting unfair and discriminatory policies that target U.S. ICT firms. The U.S.’s position as a world leader in many high-tech sectors will be undermined if these modern trade barriers continue to spread.

March 21, 2018

GMOs can save civilization by addressing the major challenges of food security, carbon emissions, and environmental stewardship in a way that benefits farmers, consumers, and biodiversity writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.

October 24, 2017

The lack of alternative diagnostic options has become a major roadblock to getting more people with HIV on the path to treatment. But an innovative new product may finally do this.

October 16, 2017

Adding 10 more bank branches per 100,000 adults in developing economies increases the probability that businesses will invest in R&D by 7.6 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

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.

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.

June 15, 2017

In the short-term, technological progress will depend in large part on broader and deeper “installation” of existing information and communications technologies, writes Rob Atkinson on the OECD-World Bank Innovation Policy Platform.

May 30, 2017

Pharmaceutical innovation accounted for 73 percent of the increase in life expectancy (approximately 1.73 years) in 30 developing and developed countries from 2000 to 2009, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

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.

May 2, 2017

Join ITIF as the World Bank’s Victor Mulas presents new research on the World’s Best Startup Ecosystems and we hear from practitioners leading the development of innovation ecosystems in leading and revitalizing cities including Boston, Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv, and Detroit.

May 1, 2017

A growing number of countries are making it more expensive and time consuming, if not illegal, to transfer data overseas. This reduces economic growth and undercuts social value.

April 26, 2017

Today is World Intellectual Property Day, an important moment to consider the critical relationship between intellectual property (IP) protection and innovation, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.

March 22, 2017

A recent discussion paper finds that among the G-20 economies, a 1 percentage point increase in public R&D investments as a share of GDP corresponds to a 9.57 percent increase in economic growth, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

March 9, 2017

Innovation and the property rights that secure it are key to meeting global health problems, write Stephen Ezell and Mark Schultz.

February 6, 2017

When a country increases the number of people and businesses using the Internet and boosts speeds by one percent each, it exports 0.8 percent more goods, benefiting households and industries, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

January 25, 2017

International patent data show a slowly diminishing gender gap aggregated across patent applications each year; from 1995 to 2015, female participation in patenting doubled, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

January 9, 2017

From China and Indonesia to Russia and Turkey, this report documents the year’s 10 worst cases of protectionist and trade-distorting polices that are subverting innovation in high-value tech sectors.

November 22, 2016

In 2004, public R&D made up 10 percent of global renewable energy R&D investments, but by 2014 the figure had risen to 35 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

November 16, 2016

In a memo in Innovation Files to the newly appointed commerce minister of a developing country, Rob Atkinson outlines an “easy” plan to create a successful tech sector using best-in-breed strategies for enacting innovation mercantilism.

September 30, 2016

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.

April 7, 2016

This report ranks 56 countries based on the extent to which their domestic policies support global biopharmaceutical innovation.

January 20, 2016

This report assesses 56 countries on how their economic and trade policies contribute to and detract from innovation globally.

December 16, 2015

Just as the public sector was instrumental in enabling the development and deployment of the Internet, it must play a similar role to ensure the success of the Internet of Things.

June 8, 2015

This “pocket guide” provides a road map for policymakers around the world to expand ICT use in their countries by keeping prices low, keeping demand high, and strengthening key enabling factors across the public and private sectors.

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