Science and R&D

In an economy powered by innovation and technology, more proactive R&D policies are key to success.

Innovation Union Shows Europe Has Gotten Message about Innovation-Based Economic Growth

February 23, 2011
| Blogs & Op-eds

Europe has gotten the message that innovation drives economic growth says European Commission Director-General of Research and Innovation, Robert-Jan Smits, and it is focusing on improving conditions for and removing barriers to innovation while increasing public investment in R&D to three percent of European GDP with the goal of "making Europe the world's most attractive environment for R&D, innovation, business investment, and entrepreneurship." Smits says Europe has recognized that it "must preserve investment in research and innovation which are the main sources of future growth." In this blog post, Senior Policy Analyst Stephen Ezell says this is a message U.S. policymakers would be wise to heed.

Key messages for an International Research and Policy Agenda

February 16, 2011
| Presentations

Moderated panel "Key Messages for an International Research and Policy Agenda" at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD and National Science Foundation (NSF) Workshop Roundtable Debate.

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.

Public Briefing: Designing a Digital Future

December 16, 2010
Video from the public briefing on the PCAST report, "Designing a Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development in Networking and Information Technology."

At a public briefing, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released the report, Designing a Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development in Networking and Information Technology, which assesses the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD).