How to Craft an Innovation Maximizing T-TIP Agreement
At this conference sponsored by the Trans-Atlantic Business Council, Michelle Wein participated in the panel Regional Impact: International Trade, Europe & TTIP. This included a review of ITIF’s recent report How to Craft an Innovation Maximizing T-TIP Agreement.
Mexico Institute High-Level Innovation Forum
Stephen Ezell presented on Mexico’s Innovation Ecosystem at the Wilson Center. Ezell advocated for Mexico's Legislature to turn Mexico’s universities into engines of innovation, to enhance enterprises’ incentives to invest in R&D and productivity-enhancing capital equipment and machinery, and for Mexico to increase investments in both research and development and public health.
Technology Solutions for our Future
Val Giddings spoke on a panel at the North Carolina Agriculture & Biotechnology Summit, discussing technological innovations being developed to meet the challenges in the production of food, feed and fiber for the 21st Century and a planet that will be home to 9 billion people.
Building Blocks of the Ubiquitous Digital Single Market
How the Cloud Can Drive Economic Growth
Supercharging EU Productivity with Digital Technologies
While Europe steadily reduced the productivity gap with the U.S. after WWII, since the mid-1990s this gap has widened as EU productivity growth has stalled, leaving many European companies uncompetitive, incomes stagnant, and government finances in turmoil. If Europe is going to catch up it must follow the same path that drove U.S. productivity growth, in particular, more ubiquitous adoption of information and communication technology (ICT). ITIF hosted events with the Policy Network in London and the Lisbon Council in Brussels to assess the roots of the EU’s productivity and ICT adoption challenges, and to discuss a series of reforms designed to spur utilization and enhance growth.
Does The Internet Need A New Communications Act?" Recess Briefing
Doug Brake argued the case for Communications Act rewrite at the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee’s event “Does the Internet Need a New Communications Act?” Doug claimed it is not that we need a new act to regulate activity on the web, but instead because so many of our communications platforms are converging on the Internet, a rethinking of old regulation.