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.
How Innovation Plays Second Fiddle
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.
"Bridges": The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Innovation Policy
The Winter 2010 issue of Bridges, the Austrian Embassy's 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.