Moore’s Law may reach its limit by 2020. Foundational innovation in semiconductor electronics will be needed in both the public and private sector to insure computing power continues to advance and promote our future digital economy.
Science and R&D
What The U.S. Can Learn From Denmark's Industrial PhD Program
Denmark’s industrial-focused doctorate can serve as a model for private sector-relevant education and research. The program is designed to increase knowledge sharing between universities and private sector companies, promote research with commercial perspectives, and increase the number of professional with Ph.Ds. in the Danish economy.
Universities as Innovation Engines: New Evidence
A new research paper compares patent applications from startup university spinoffs and finds they are more innovative than comparable firms, in part because of their stronger ties to research networks and close proximity to universities.
What Emerging Knowledge Economy?
It's not uncommon for many college education and STEM advocates to claim that the fastest growing occupations over the next decade will require a college education and/or STEM skills. In this view, the economy is shedding low skill jobs (either from automation or trade) and America is specializing in high-wage, knowledge-based jobs that require a college degree.
Scientific Researchers at Asian Universities Attracting More Industry Funding than American Counterparts
A report released last week by Times Higher Education, the World Academic Summit Innovation Index, finds that university scientific researchers from many Asian nations—including Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and China—are attracting substantially more industry funding per researcher than their American counterparts. What makes this all the more striking is that American researchers tend to cost more than their Korean counterparts, and yet the latter still receive more funding.