Events

Upcoming Events

September 26, 2019

**NEW LOCATION** Join ITIF for an expert panel discussion and the release of a new report discussing the future of the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and the role small businesses can play in driving innovation.

October 30, 2019

Solar power has taken off in the last few years, and it is poised to continue to grow rapidly in the future. China became the world’s largest producer of solar panels during the 2010s, and it is now home to the top five global manufacturers.

November 20, 2019

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation in Brussels to discuss how the EU should modernize the eCommerce Directive so as to protect consumers without unnecessarily hindering innovation.

Past Events

September 18, 2019

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation released a new report exploring opportunities to accelerate data-driven innovation in drug development and hosted a panel discussion about the ways data can make drug development faster, more efficient, and lead to new cures.

September 12, 2019

R&D has driven economic progress since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and federal funding for scientific and engineering research has played a key role in the development and adoption of new technologies, especially technologies that boost productivity. Join released a new report that lays out a productivity-focused agenda for federal science and engineering research and analyzes the effect it will have on GDP growth and the federal budget.

September 10, 2019

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a keynote address by Michael Kratsios, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, followed by a panel discussion on the state of the global AI race and how policymakers can continue to support U.S. leadership in AI.

July 24, 2019

ITIF hosted a discussion about the benefits of using facial recognition for law enforcement and public safety, the current safeguards in place that govern its use, and the opportunities for policymakers to address legitimate concerns without limiting the potential of this technology.

July 16, 2019

ITIF hosted an expert panel discussion on the current state and future potential of robotics across all sectors of the U.S. economy. Where are we today with robotic development? What are the key technological challenges to overcome? What is the government’s role in supporting robotics development and adoption? And, of course, what is the likely impact on employment?