Competitiveness

Innovation, including the diffusion of information technology throughout the economy, is key to boosting productivity, which in turn is at the heart of increasing living standards.

Technology: A Dip in the Valley

Financial Times
Rob Atkinson dispels any optimism about the "relative decline" of U.S. technological innovation and competitiveness.

Reversing U.S. Innovation Decline: What the U.S. Economy Needs for the Next Decade

January 19, 2011
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Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, honorary ITIF co-chair, and ITIF President Rob Atkinson will offer a cautionary assessment of America's innovation capabilities and lay out a vision to restore our global economic leadership at an event at The Commonwealth Club of California, one of the country's oldest and largest public affairs forums, on January 19, 2011, in Menlo Park, California.

U.S. Slipping as an Innovation Leader

San Francisco Chronicle
Rob Atkinson argues that the U.S. will have to find the political will to end the partisan gridlock in order to effectively implement the national innovation and competitiveness strategy.

Fostering Innovation in America

January 18, 2011
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Rob Atkinson participated on the "Fostering Innovation in America" panel at Senator Klobuchar's "Innovation Summit. Other panel participants included Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Hawkins, CEO of Medtronic CEO; Joy Lindsay, President and Co-Founder of StarTec Investments, LLC and Tim Mulcahy, Vice President of Research at the University of Minnesota.

The Race for Global Innovation Advantage and U.S. Economic Prospects

January 14, 2011
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Keynote presentation on "Global Innovation Advantage and the U.S. Economic Prospects" at the Fayette Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

"Bridges": The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Innovation Policy

December 21, 2010
An audio reading of ITIF Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell's article in "Bridges," the Austrian Embassy Office of Science and Technology Policy's magazine.

The Winter 2010 issue of Bridges, the Austrian Embassy Office of Science and Technology Policy's magazine, features a summary of ITIF's recent survey of innovation policies employed by countries around the world, The Good, the Bad and Ugly and the Self-destructive) of Innovation Policy. This groundbreaking report urges action to thwart the growing innovation mercantilism practiced by some countries, and to move the world towards a more principled basis of competition. Read more »

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