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Making America Competitive Again: Restoring U.S. Innovation Leadership 
Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM 
Capitol Visitor Center of the United States Capitol (Room HVC-201), Washington, DC 

This seminal event co-sponsored by the National Academies of Science, the Harvard Business School, and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation will explore the causes, evidence, and consequences of faltering U.S. innovation and competitiveness and discuss the policy reforms needed to restore America’s innovation potential. Harvard Professors Willy Shih and Gary Pisano, authors of Producing Prosperity: Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance, will explain why manufacturing and innovation are inseparable and why America must have a competitive manufacturing sector to restore a healthy economy.  Charles Wessner and Alan Wolff will present findings from the National Academies’ new report, Rising to the Challenge: U.S. Innovation Policy for the Global Economy, which compares U.S. innovation policy to nine competitor nations and finds that future U.S. innovation pre-eminence is not assured and that the United States has large gaps in its ability to commercialize innovations.  Finally, ITIF President Robert Atkinson will present policy recommendations to foster U.S. innovation and competitiveness based on ITIF’s book, Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage and the recent report Fifty Ways to Leave Your Competitiveness Woes Behind: A National Traded Sector Competitiveness Strategy.
Production in the Innovation EconomyDiscussion of MIT’s Initial Report
Friday, February 22, 2013 from 8:30AM-12:00PM (in cooperation with MIT)
NAS Building Lecture Room, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW , Washington, DC 

This MIT initiative, Production in the Innovation Economy,  analyzes the state of production in the United States and proposes new routes from innovation through manufacturing to jobs and growth in the United States. The goal of the Production in the Innovation Economy study is to develop recommendations for transforming America's production capabilities in an era of increased global competition.  It is complemented by several Academy studies, including our recent report on Rising to the Challenge: U.S. Innovation Policy for the Global Economy and our ongoing evaluation of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership and foreign manufacturing support programs. View agenda.

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