ITIF Publication, Events and News Articles http://www.itif.org/all/feed/feed en Next-Generation R&D Partnerships: The NCATS Success Story http://www.itif.org/events/next-generation-rd-partnerships-ncats-success-story <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-ext-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/next-gen-rd-partnerships-the-ncats-success-story-tickets-13315004537 </div> </div> </div> <p>A major challenge for federally funded research and technology is bridging the so-called "valley of death" - a state of development where many promising discoveries die because they are not sufficiently advanced to attract private sector partners or venture funding even though they may have tremendous potential impact. &nbsp;This problem plagues many capital-intensive technologies, such as clean energy and biotechnology.</p><p>It's particularly serious when dealing with rare or neglected diseases where developing new treatments can literally mean the difference between life and death. As a result, the National Institutes of Health established the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), which is working to improve the process of translating scientific and clinical discoveries into interventions that improve human health. To-date, NCATS has formed high-impact R&amp;D partnerships that are revolutionizing how government agencies can remove barriers to commercialization, spur innovation, and provide greater returns to the American taxpayers from the billions of dollars invested in the federal research system.<br /><br />Please join the House Technology Transfer Caucus, the Center for Clean Energy Innovation, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and a panel of leading experts to discuss the NCATS technology transfer model, successful case studies, and lessons learned for other government agencies.<br /><br />The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6083 </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Science and R&D Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 akey 6083 at http://www.itif.org Trade Promotion Authority: Do We Need a New Approach? http://www.itif.org/events/trade-promotion-authority-do-we-need-new-approach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), a law that allows the President to “fast-track” trade agreements for approval or disapproval by Congress by only allowing a “yes or no” vote, is a contentious issue. While it is crucial, especially given that the Obama Administration is in the middle of negotiations for two different potentially transformative trade agreements — the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) — it also raises questions of the appropriate delegation of Congressional authority over trade. How will this round of TPA renewal change the conversation about Trade Promotion Authority going forward? Is it time for a new approach to TPA, perhaps paired with a new approach to trade policy in the United States? Where does the TPA fit with regard to the strategic trade theory America so desperately needs but woefully lacks? And what benefits could be realized from a new approach? Join ITIF for a conversation with an expert panel about the evolution of the TPA.</p><p>This event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6067 </div> </div> </div> Trade Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6067 at http://www.itif.org Next-Generation R&D Partnerships: The NCATS Success Story http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/next-generation-rd-partnerships-ncats-success-story Press Releases Energy & Climate Science and R&D Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6144 at http://www.itif.org Trade Promotion Authority: Do We Need a New Approach? http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/trade-promotion-authority-do-we-need-new-approach Press Releases Trade Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6145 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Comments on Connected Cars http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-comments-connected-cars <div> </div> <div> NHTSA should hold off on a DSRC mandate until spectrum questions are resolved. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-comments-connected-cars#comments Broadband Testimony and Filings Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6147 at http://www.itif.org Immigrant STEM Workers Increase Everyone’s Wages http://www.itif.org/publications/immigrant-stem-workers-increase-everyone-s-wages <div> </div> <div> New paper finds that STEM immigrants increase wages for workers of all skill levels. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/immigrant-stem-workers-increase-everyone-s-wages#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6137 at http://www.itif.org The Coming Transportation Revolution http://www.itif.org/publications/coming-transportation-revolution <div> </div> <div> We are on the cusp of an IT-enabled transformation of transportation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/coming-transportation-revolution#comments Transportation Reports Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6138 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Submits Comments to the National Science Foundation Regarding a National Privacy Research Strategy http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-submits-comments-national-science-foundation-regarding-national-privacy-research-s <div> </div> <div> The U.S.government should support research to address pressing privacy and security concerns. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-submits-comments-national-science-foundation-regarding-national-privacy-research-s#comments Data Innovation Privacy Testimony and Filings Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6141 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Files Comments in Support of AT&T – DirecTV Merger http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-files-comments-support-att-directv-merger <div> </div> <div> The AT&amp;T-DirecTV merger is in the public interest. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-files-comments-support-att-directv-merger#comments Broadband Testimony and Filings Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6136 at http://www.itif.org Does The Internet Need A New Communications Act?" Recess Briefing http://www.itif.org/publications/does-internet-need-new-communications-act-recess-briefing <div> </div> <div> Doug Brake argued the case for Communications Act rewrite at the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee’s event “Does the Internet Need a New Communications Act?” </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/does-internet-need-new-communications-act-recess-briefing#comments Broadband Presentations Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6146 at http://www.itif.org Innovation and Productivity Growth in the UK and Europe http://www.itif.org/events/innovation-and-productivity-growth-uk-and-europe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-ext-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.policy-network.net/event/3979/Innovation-and-productivity-growth-in-the-UK-and-Europe- </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Event time is listed in local London time.</strong></p><p>The Policy Network and The Information Technology &amp; Innovation Foundation (ITIF) are holding a London conference on productivity and innovation-led growth. The conference is hosted and sponsored by Google.&nbsp;</p><p>Europe faces two key challenges: low job growth and high unemployment on the one hand, and anaemic productivity on the other. Indeed, from the post-war period to the mid-1990s the EU was closing the productivity gap with the United States. Since 1995, that gap has widened steadily and shows no sign of narrowing. If Europe is going to catch back up it must consider the lessons from productivity growth in economies like the US: more ubiquitous adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by all organisations (for profit, non-profit and government) through-out the European economy.&nbsp;</p><p>Key themes to be addressed:&nbsp;</p><p>1. <strong>Understanding the links between productivity, innovation and growth</strong><br />Why is productivity critical to the UK and Europe’s economic future? What factors account for Europe’s relatively poor productivity performance especially compared to the United States?&nbsp;</p><p>2. <strong>Tackling the disruption associated with digitalisation<br /></strong>Is there really a trade-off between high rates of productivity growth and robust job growth? What can policy do to make sure that workers benefit from ICT-led productivity growth? How can productivity growth improve living standards across the economy?</p><p>3. <strong>Towards a broader agenda for productivity?<br /></strong>Should Europe and the UK place a higher priority on growing productivity, particularly across-the-board productivity in all industries, rather than just in the ICT industry itself? What kinds of policy changes are needed?<br /><br /></p><p>For further information visit this <a href="http://www.policy-network.net/event/3979/Innovation-and-productivity-growth-in-the-UK-and-Europe-" target="_blank">page</a> or contact:</p><div class="stats_wrap" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;"><ul style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; list-style: none;"><li id="ctl00_PageHolder_ContentHolder_Main_liContact" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 2px;"><dl style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"><dd style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; overflow: hidden;">Emma Kinloch<br />Telephone:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">020 7340 2204<br />Email:&nbsp;</span><a id="ctl00_PageHolder_ContentHolder_Main_hplEmail" style="font-size: 12px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: none; color: #c82b1f;" href="mailto:ekinloch@policy-network.net?Subject=Innovation%20and%20productivity%20growth%20in%20the%20UK%20and%20Europe">ekinloch@policy-network.net</a></dd></dl></li><li id="ctl00_PageHolder_ContentHolder_Main_liEmail" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 2px;"><dl style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"><br /><dd style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; overflow: hidden;"><br /></dd></dl></li></ul></div><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6092 </div> </div> </div> Productivity Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:45:00 +0000 akey 6092 at http://www.itif.org Trade Policy Manichaeism – Why the Trade Debate is Stuck and How to Move it Forward http://www.itif.org/publications/trade-policy-manichaeism-why-trade-debate-stuck-and-how-move-it-forward <div> </div> <div> We need to end unproductive arguments and focus on real reform. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/trade-policy-manichaeism-why-trade-debate-stuck-and-how-move-it-forward#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 13 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6130 at http://www.itif.org Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances http://www.itif.org/publications/healthcare-insurance-regs-must-keep-tech-advances <div> </div> <div> Health data use is being slowed by outdated rules. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/healthcare-insurance-regs-must-keep-tech-advances#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6131 at http://www.itif.org Should Washington Work to Slow the Loss of Manufacturing From Trade? http://www.itif.org/publications/should-washington-work-slow-loss-manufacturing-trade <div> </div> <div> The answer is a resounding yes. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/should-washington-work-slow-loss-manufacturing-trade#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6132 at http://www.itif.org GMO Labeling is Unwarranted and Unnecessary http://www.itif.org/publications/gmo-labeling-unwarranted-and-unnecessary <div> </div> <div> Val Giddings testifies before the New Jersey State Assembly on GMO labeling. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/gmo-labeling-unwarranted-and-unnecessary#comments Life Sciences Testimony and Filings Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6129 at http://www.itif.org The Global Mercantilist Index: A New Approach to Ranking Nations’ Trade Policies http://www.itif.org/events/global-mercantilist-index-new-approach-ranking-nations-trade-policies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>Countries’ use of mercantilist economic policies has expanded dramatically, particularly in emerging economies such as Brazil, China, and India. These practices, such as forced technology transfer, local production as a condition of market access, intellectual property theft, restrictions on cross-border data flows, “indigenous innovation” and others, distort trade and investment and damage both the U.S. and global economies.</p> <p>To date there has been no systematic way to identify which nations are engaged in the most egregious mercantilist practices and which most damage the U.S. economy.&nbsp;This event will feature the release of an ITIF report the “Global Mercantilist Index” (GMI), which uses a comprehensive method to rank nations on 16 mercantilist policies while then proposing new policy tools to address the problems. The event will further discuss how the United States can lead development of a new global trade regime that favors rules- and market-based trade while supporting the modern knowledge- and innovation-based global economy.</p> <p>This event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. A live webcast will be available on this page. Webcast works best in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-event-related-publication"> <div class="field-label">Related Report (Publication):</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/publications/global-mercantilist-index-new-approach-ranking-nations-trade-policies">The Global Mercantilist Index: A New Approach to Ranking Nations’ Trade Policies</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5988,6119,6113 </div> </div> </div> Trade Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:00:00 +0000 akey 5988 at http://www.itif.org Who Are the World’s Worst Mercantilist Offenders? http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/who-are-world-s-worst-mercantilist-offenders Press Releases Trade Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6114 at http://www.itif.org U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Robert Atkinson Will Serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/us-secretary-commerce-penny-pritzker-announces-robert-atkinson-will-serve-national-advi Press Releases Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6115 at http://www.itif.org Testimony in Opposition to Pennsylvania’s Mandatory GMO Labeling Bill http://www.itif.org/publications/testimony-opposition-pennsylvania-s-mandatory-gmo-labeling-bill <div> </div> <div> Labeling legislation is driven by fear, ideology and commercial interests not on a concern for consumers or safety. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/testimony-opposition-pennsylvania-s-mandatory-gmo-labeling-bill#comments Life Sciences Testimony and Filings Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6117 at http://www.itif.org The Creative Cost of Piracy http://www.itif.org/publications/creative-cost-piracy <div> </div> <div> Lack of strong intellectual property protections is linked to low creativity. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/creative-cost-piracy#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 07 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6112 at http://www.itif.org The Global Mercantilist Index: A New Approach to Ranking Nations’ Trade Policies http://www.itif.org/publications/global-mercantilist-index-new-approach-ranking-nations-trade-policies <div> </div> <div> This report ranks 55 nations on the extent of how they practice trade mercantilism. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/global-mercantilist-index-new-approach-ranking-nations-trade-policies#comments Intellectual Property Trade Reports Tue, 07 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6113 at http://www.itif.org U.S. is Blowing Opportunity Sky High http://www.itif.org/publications/us-blowing-opportunity-sky-high <div> </div> <div> Onerous rules are driving drone research, and money, overseas. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-blowing-opportunity-sky-high#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 06 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6108 at http://www.itif.org Leveraging ICTs to Bolster European Productivity and Economic Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/leveraging-icts-bolster-european-productivity-and-economic-growth <div> </div> <div> Enhanced ICT use across all sectors, is key to boosting productivity. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/leveraging-icts-bolster-european-productivity-and-economic-growth#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 03 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6105 at http://www.itif.org Data is the Key to the Factory of the Future http://www.itif.org/publications/data-key-factory-future <div> </div> <div> Data innovation can support manufacturing competitiveness and growth. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/data-key-factory-future#comments Data Innovation Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 03 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6106 at http://www.itif.org Understanding and Maximizing America’s Evolutionary Economy http://www.itif.org/events/understanding-and-maximizing-america-s-evolutionary-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>In the conventional view, the U.S. economy is a static entity, changing principally only in size (growing in normal times and contracting during recessions). But in reality, our economy is a constantly evolving, complex ecosystem. The U.S. economy of 2014 is different, not just larger, than the economy of 2013. Understanding that we are dealing with an evolutionary rather than a static economy has significant implications for the conceptualization of both economics and economic policy.</p> <p>ITIF President Robert Atkinson will present the findings from a new report that contrasts an evolutionary economic view with conventional economics, analyzes the three main sources of U.S. economic evolutionary change, and presents eight key principles for an evolutionary economics-inspired economic policy.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www2.itif.org/2014-maximizing-evolutionary-economy.pdf" target="_blank">Read the book online</a>.</strong></p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules<span style="font-family: arial; color: #7d6a55;"><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px;">.&nbsp;</span></span><strong>A live webcast will be available on this page. </strong>Streaming works best with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Lunch will be provided.&nbsp;</p><p><object id="da_542d655b06d50" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="700" height="400" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=10,0,0,0" align="middle"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="movie" value="http://player.viewer.dacast.com/DacastPlayerHD.swf?c=19650_20194&quot;" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#fff" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="700" height="400" src="http://player.viewer.dacast.com/DacastPlayerHD.swf?c=19650_20194" align="middle" bgcolor="#fff" quality="high" allowfullscreen="true" wmode="transparent" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed></object></p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5930 </div> </div> </div> Economic Theory Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:00:00 +0000 akey 5930 at http://www.itif.org Understanding and Maximizing America’s Evolutionary Economy http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/understanding-and-maximizing-america-s-evolutionary-economy-0 Press Releases Competitiveness Economic Theory Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6101 at http://www.itif.org Understanding and Maximizing America's Evolutionary Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/understanding-and-maximizing-americas-evolutionary-economy <div> </div> <div> Conventional economics provides an increasingly poor guide for economic policy and should be replaced by an evolutionary economics framework. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/understanding-and-maximizing-americas-evolutionary-economy#comments Competitiveness Economic Theory Books Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6100 at http://www.itif.org How Immigration Policy Has Walled Off Silicon Valley http://www.itif.org/publications/how-immigration-policy-has-walled-silicon-valley <div> </div> <div> Restrictive immigration policies are holding Silicon Valley back. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-immigration-policy-has-walled-silicon-valley#comments Competitiveness Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6098 at http://www.itif.org Modi's U.S. Visit a Prime Opportunity For A Relationship Reset http://www.itif.org/publications/modis-us-visit-prime-opportunity-relationship-reset <div> </div> <div> While there are positive signs works still needs to be done to improve U.S.-India relations. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/modis-us-visit-prime-opportunity-relationship-reset#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6096 at http://www.itif.org A New Approach to Ranking Nations’ Trade Policies http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/new-approach-ranking-nations-trade-policies Press Releases Trade Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6090 at http://www.itif.org Spoiler Alert! Illegal Downloaders Steal Content Even When Legally Available http://www.itif.org/publications/spoiler-alert-illegal-downloaders-steal-content-even-when-legally-available <div> </div> <div> A study assessing the online availability of movies and TV finds that most are available legally. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/spoiler-alert-illegal-downloaders-steal-content-even-when-legally-available#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6091 at http://www.itif.org Can Mitigating Global Climate Change be a Free Lunch? http://www.itif.org/publications/can-mitigating-global-climate-change-be-free-lunch <div> </div> <div> There are short-term costs to transitioning to a low-carbon economy that can’t realistically be ignored. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/can-mitigating-global-climate-change-be-free-lunch#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6093 at http://www.itif.org Improving Manufacturing Education and Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/improving-manufacturing-education-and-innovation <div> </div> <div> The U.S. needs to enhance manufacturing innovation and education if it hopes to compete globally. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/improving-manufacturing-education-and-innovation#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Sun, 28 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6097 at http://www.itif.org Understanding and Maximizing America’s Evolutionary Economy http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/understanding-and-maximizing-america-s-evolutionary-economy Press Releases Economic Theory Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6069 at http://www.itif.org Leading Think Tanks, Business Groups Outline Objectives for Maximizing U.S.-India Relationship Ahead of PM Modi’s Visit http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/leading-think-tanks-business-groups-outline-objectives-maximizing-us-india-relationship Press Releases Trade Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6076 at http://www.itif.org A Modi Administration Report Card on the Eve of His Visit to the United States http://www.itif.org/publications/modi-administration-report-card-eve-his-visit-united-states <div> </div> <div> What should be the future course of U.S.-India relations? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/modi-administration-report-card-eve-his-visit-united-states#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6070 at http://www.itif.org Time for the National Labs to Go Local http://www.itif.org/publications/time-national-labs-go-local <div> </div> <div> The labs can and should be a regional economic engine. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-national-labs-go-local#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6077 at http://www.itif.org Department of Energy’s National Labs Can Also Be Regional Hubs http://www.itif.org/publications/department-energy-s-national-labs-can-also-be-regional-hubs <div> </div> <div> The National Labs can be regional economic engines. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/department-energy-s-national-labs-can-also-be-regional-hubs#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6071 at http://www.itif.org Driving Economic Evolution http://www.itif.org/publications/driving-economic-evolution <div> </div> <div> The U.S. economy is a constantly evolving, complex ecosystem. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/driving-economic-evolution#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6072 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Responds to White House Strategy for American Innovation RFI http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-responds-white-house-strategy-american-innovation-rfi <div> </div> <div> ITIF responds to the Administration&#039;s request for comments on the Strategy for American Innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-responds-white-house-strategy-american-innovation-rfi#comments Competitiveness Testimony and Filings Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6064 at http://www.itif.org The LEADS Act Presents a Path Forward for Cross-border Digital Searches http://www.itif.org/publications/leads-act-presents-path-forward-cross-border-digital-searches <div> </div> <div> Congress just introduced a path forward on cross-border digital searches. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/leads-act-presents-path-forward-cross-border-digital-searches#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6066 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Files Comments on Universal Service for the House Communications Act Update http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-files-comments-universal-service-house-communications-act-update <div> </div> <div> ITIF files comments on effective universal service under a new Communications Act. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-files-comments-universal-service-house-communications-act-update#comments Broadband Testimony and Filings Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6059 at http://www.itif.org Creating Value from Government Data: The Next Wave of Data-Driven Innovation http://www.itif.org/events/creating-value-government-data-next-wave-data-driven-innovation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-ext-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.datainnovation.org/2014/09/creating-value-from-government-data-the-next-wave-of-data-driven-innovation/ </div> </div> </div> <div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">Data-driven innovation represents an enormous opportunity for government agencies to become more efficient and effective. Using data and analytics, agencies can make smarter decisions, deliver higher-value services, and increase their productivity. In addition, the data revolution is unlocking new possibilities for government agencies to create economic opportunities through collaborations with the private sector. For example, as a recent report issued by the U.S. Commerce Department showed, their bureaus have released data sets that have created billions of dollars in economic value and have helped entrepreneurs identify new markets, evaluate their competition, and make hiring decisions.</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">Collaborating across government agencies and the private sector is no simple task, but it is a necessary one if the promises of big data are to be realized. Join the Center for Data Innovation for a conversation with experts from government, industry, and civil society, about how policymakers should help guide the coming wave of data-driven innovation.</div><p>Data-driven innovation represents an enormous opportunity for government agencies to become more efficient and effective. Using data and analytics, agencies can make smarter decisions, deliver higher-value services, and increase their productivity. In addition, the data revolution is unlocking new possibilities for government agencies to create economic opportunities through collaborations with the private sector. For example, as <a href="http://www.esa.doc.gov/Reports/fostering-innovation-creating-jobs-driving-better-decisions-value-government-data" target="_blank">a recent report</a> issued by the U.S. Commerce Department shows, their bureaus have released data sets that have created billions of dollars in economic value and have helped entrepreneurs identify new markets, evaluate their competition, and make hiring decisions.<br /><br />Collaborating across government agencies and the private sector is no simple task, but it is a necessary one if the promises of big data are to be realized. Join the <a href="http://www.datainnovation.org/" target="_blank">Center for Data Innovation</a> for a conversation with experts from government, industry, and civil society, about how policymakers should help guide the coming wave of data-driven innovation.</p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5997,6062 </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 akey 5997 at http://www.itif.org Stealing for Profit: A Close Look at the Revenue of Online Piracy Websites http://www.itif.org/events/stealing-profit-close-look-revenue-online-piracy-websites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>The past few years has seen a surge in the number of websites dedicated to illegally hosting copyright infringing content, such as pirated movies and music. Many of these websites, such as cyberlockers and streaming video sites, rely on ad networks to generate a handsome profit off of the works of content creators. &nbsp;Until now, the size of these earnings has been unknown. Join ITIF for a presentation from David Price, head of piracy intelligence at the UK firm NetNames, who will present the first major assessment of how much ad revenue is generated by these piracy websites. Following his presentation, there will be a panel discussion about opportunities to combat this problem facing content creators.</p><p>Read <a href="http://www2.itif.org/2014-netnames-profitability.pdf" target="_blank">"Behind the Cyberlocker Door:A Report on How Shadowy Cyberlocker Businesses Use Credit Card Companies to Make Millions."</a></p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5992 </div> </div> </div> Intellectual Property Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 bimondi 5992 at http://www.itif.org The Global Innovation Economy and American Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/events/global-innovation-economy-and-american-competitiveness <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>The growth over the last two decades of a globally integrated, innovation-based economy has transformed international trade, R&amp;D and industrial development, while impacting job growth and competitiveness. As numerous governments now implement comprehensive innovation strategies designed to meet the challenges of this new paradigm, the United States’ long standing position as a global innovation leader is being challenged like never before.</p><p>To further assess global efforts to develop vibrant innovation ecosystems and promote the reforms the United States needs to make to keep pace, ITIF will host the American release of the <a href="http://www.globalinnovationindex.org/content.aspx?page=gii-home" target="_blank"><em>Global Innovation Index 2014</em></a>, an annual ranking of 143 economies, published by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization. The ranking uses 81 indicators to gauge both innovation capacity and competitiveness, with a particular emphasis on assessing how nations are growing their innovation ecosystems.</p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. A lunch will be served and a live webcast will be available on this page.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5974,6057 </div> </div> </div> Competitiveness Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 akey 5974 at http://www.itif.org Prime Minister Modi Comes to Washington: A Progress Report of His First 100 Days and the Road Ahead http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/prime-minister-modi-comes-washington-progress-report-his-first-100-days-and-road-ahead Press Releases Trade Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6055 at http://www.itif.org Data and Privacy: Identification, De-Identification, and Re-Identification http://www.itif.org/publications/data-and-privacy-identification-de-identification-and-re-identification <div> </div> <div> Daniel Castro will present on the panel “Data and Privacy: Identification, De-Identification, and Re-Identification” at the 2014 Global Identity Summit. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/data-and-privacy-identification-de-identification-and-re-identification#comments Data Innovation Presentations Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5980 at http://www.itif.org The Myth of 'Crony Capitalism' http://www.itif.org/publications/myth-crony-capitalism <div> </div> <div> Lumping all government support for business as bad is just plain wrong. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/myth-crony-capitalism#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6056 at http://www.itif.org The Role of the DOE National Labs in the 21st Century Innovation Economy http://www.itif.org/events/role-doe-national-labs-21st-century-innovation-economy-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-ext-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-role-of-the-doe-national-labs-in-the-21st-century-innovation-economy-tickets-13008060459 </div> </div> </div> <p>The Department of Energy’s National Laboratory system was originally developed around the Manhattan Project to assist in research related to the development of nuclear weapons. However, while the Labs’ image is often still based on this history, today the system is a central cog in America’s broader innovation ecosystem and a national driver of scientific and economic development. In fact, the Labs currently conduct more than $12.5 billion in publicly funded R&amp;D annually on a wide range of national issues, including high performance computing, energy innovation and manufacturing.</p> <p>Please join the House Science and National Laboratory Caucus, the Center for Clean Energy Innovation, and a panel of experts to discuss the fundamental role the Labs play in spurring U.S. innovation and the leading capabilities and research currently being developed.</p> <p>Coffee and refreshments will be served and the event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6020,6058 </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Science and R&D Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6020 at http://www.itif.org The Public Data Revolution: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Heading http://www.itif.org/publications/public-data-revolution-where-we-ve-been-where-we-re-heading <div> </div> <div> Daniel Castro will speak at the Association of Public Data Users 2014 Annual Conference. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/public-data-revolution-where-we-ve-been-where-we-re-heading#comments Data Innovation Presentations Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5978 at http://www.itif.org