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.

Fostering Innovation in America

January 18, 2011
| Presentations

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
| Presentations

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

House Votes on America COMPETES Act

December 21, 2010
| Blogs & Op-eds

ITIF Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell anticipates the vote on the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act in the House of Representatives. The Senate passed an amended version of the COMPETES Reauthorization Act on December 17.

"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 »

How Innovation Plays Second Fiddle

December 2, 2010
| Blogs & Op-eds

The United States is falling behind in international economic competitiveness. While our 2009 Atlantic Century report ranked the United States sixth of 40 nations in “innovation-based competitiveness,” we are dead last in the rate of progress over the last decade. That poor performance is finally leading to action. Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and George LeMieux of Florida this year introduced legislation requiring the White House to develop a “national competitiveness strategy”—and now CAP has released an important report urging the federal government to rethink how it develops and coordinates competitiveness policy.

Originally published at the Center for American Progress.