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.

Innovation Policy on a Budget: Driving Innovation in a Time of Fiscal Constraint

September 24, 2010
| Reports

After record-setting spending to keep the economy from the brink of collapse, the public has grown wary, even hostile, to the idea of more government pump priming. Even those who advocate additional public investment face daunting budget constraints. Does this mean that government is hamstrung when it comes to spurring innovation? Not at all. In this report, ITIF lays out a nine key ways to keep innovation going even if funds are limited. They include regulations to encourage rather than inhibit innovation, smarter tax policies, procurement reform, better use of technology to drive innovation and more.

Is America Really #1 in Innovation?

September 22, 2010
| Blogs & Op-eds

According to the World Economic Forum 2010-2011 Global Competitiveness Report released last month, the U.S. is still regarded as highly competitive by global business elites. But is our sterling reputation deserved? Among the 131 countries analyzed, the United States ranks fourth overall for global competitiveness (down from ranking second in 2009 and first in 2008) but ranks number one for innovation. However, in a new blogpost ITIF points out that the rankings are based too much on anecdotal impressions and not enough on hard data. According to ITIF’s own analysis of global competitiveness and innovation, the United States is actually lagging in many key criteria.

Smart Economies: The Role of Innovation

September 21, 2010

Presentation at SAIS on “Smart Economies: The Role of Innovation”

How to Create a Culture of Innovation in Service Organizations

September 14, 2010
| Presentations

Lecture at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, “How to Create a Culture of Innovation in Service Organizations”

Innovation and Economic Competitiveness

July 28, 2010
| Presentations

ITIF President Rob Atkinson's presentation on the role of innovation in American competitiveness.

New Senate COMPETES Act Includes Key ITIF Proposals

WASHINGTON – The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation today welcomed the Senate Commerce Committee’s approval of legislation to authorize the COMPETES Act with a number of provisions based in part on ITIF proposals.

The COMPETES Act reauthorization aims to enhance national innovation with a comprehensive approach to invest in research and education. The Committee approved the bill with solid bipartisan support. It includes a provision offered by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, and Sen. Read more »

Open Forum on U.S. and OECD Innovation Policy

July 21, 2010 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW

Around the globe and here at home policymakers are increasingly recognizing the critical importance of innovation and innovation policy. Not only has innovation become vitally important—for companies and countries alike—in gaining or retaining competitive advantage, innovation is key to solving a host of pressing societal challenges. Read more »

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