The Atlantic Century: Benchmarking U.S. and EU Innovation and Competitiveness

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Kaye Scholer, LLP
The McPherson Building, 901 Fifteenth Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC

Find out which countries are leading, and which are lagging, in the increasingly internationally-competitive, knowledge- and innovation-based global economy, when ITIF releases its The Atlantic Century: Benchmarking U.S. and EU Innovation and Competitiveness. The report, sponsored by the European-American Business Council, ranks 36 countries as well as the NAFTA region and the EU-15, EU-10 and EU-25 areas on 16 indicators in five key areas—human capital, innovation capacity, entrepreneurship, information and technology infrastructure, economic policy factors and economic performance—on the extent to which their economies are able to compete globally. The report also assess the progress made by each country and region of the last decade in order to see not only which countries are leading today but which have been gaining ground and likely to tomorrow’s global leaders.

The event will feature presentations from report author Dr. Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, John Kao, author of Innovation Nation, Vivek Wadhwa, Executive in residence/adjunct professor at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University and Charles Vest, President of the National Academy of Engineering and former President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.