There is disturbing evidence that America’s innovation lead is shrinking. Moreover, expanded support for basic research and science education, while important, will not be enough to respond to this challenge. Without a more robust, targeted, and explicit federal innovation policy, U.S. competitiveness will continue to slip and economic growth will lag. One key step in that direction, as called for in a new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program (MPP) is the establishment of a National Innovation Foundation.
On April 22, 2008, from 8:30 – 10:00 A.M. ITIF, MPP and the Council on Competitiveness will host a briefing. The event will preview two major new reports on federal economic policy: Boosting Productivity, Innovation, and Growth Through a National Innovation Foundation, by ITI