It will come as a surprise to many that America is no longer, and nowhere near, the lead nation in terms of funding university research. In fact, of 39 nations, the U.S. ranks just 24th in government funding and 27th in business funding as a share of GDP. In fact, the leading seven nations invest more than double the U.S. level. The result over time will be a continued loss of U.S. competitiveness.
Science and R&D
Robust Federal Investment in Scientific Research Critical to Sustaining Moore’s Law
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.
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.