Comparing UK and U.S. Innovation Policy: A Discussion with Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham

Monday, December 14, 2009 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street, NW 610A
Washington, DC 20005
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Over the last decade in particular the UK has put in place an array of innovative policies to boost national innovation and competitiveness, including the Science and Innovation Framework, a 10-year strategy launched in 2004 aimed at increasing R&D as a percentage of GDP. The Framework laid the groundwork for a series of initiatives, programs and funding schemes to support innovation throughout the UK.

Please join ITIF, in partnership with UK Trade & Investment, for a discussion with Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham, UK Business Ambassador and former Minister, UK Trade & Investment. Established in 2008 by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the UK Business Ambassadors work with Government to promote the UK’s excellence internationally and to highlight trade and investment opportunities.

Panelists: 
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Cynthia Bouthot
President
Collaborative Innovation Group
Kathleen N. Kingscott
Director, Global Strategic Partnership
IBM Research