New York's Nanotechnology Model: Building the Innovation Economy is the summary of a 2013 symposium convened by the STEP Board and members of the Nano Consortium that drew state officials and staff, business leaders, and leading national figures in early-stage finance, technology, engineering, education, and state and federal policies to review challenges, plans, and opportunities for innovation-led growth in New York. The symposium participants assessed New York's academic, industrial, and human resources, identified key policy issues, and engaged in a discussion of how the state . . .[more]
21st Century Manufacturing: The Role of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program describes the operations, achievements, and challenges of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The report also provides a major review of national programs to support manufacturing in Germany, Taiwan, France, Canada, and the United Kingdom. These programs provide a point of reference in terms of practices, funding levels, and accomplishments illustrating the global focus on advanced manufacturing. This report includes committee recommendations to improve the MEP’s operations and impact and policy lessons from foreign programs.
In July 2013, the Commerce Department revised its GDP accounting to treat R&D and intellectual property as investments with payoffs over a period of time. Two STEP reports, Intangible Assets: Measuring and Enhancing Their Contribution to Corporate Value and Economic Growth (2009) and Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy (2013), have underscored the need to have the national economic accounts revised along these lines, resulting in higher GDP than previously reported and giving policymakers the time series data for the contribution of these investments to growth.
On January 30, 2014, join moderator Stephen A. Merrill for Measuring Economic Growth: R&D Investments, a Capitol Hill briefing hosted by the American Chemical Society. Panelists will include Carol Corrado (Conference Board; Georgetown University), Martin Fleming (IBM), Steve Landefeld (Bureau of Economic Analysis), and Andrew Lo (MIT). View additional event details.
On February 5, 2014, please join us for a symposium on SBIR/STTR & Commercialization of University Innovations. The symposium is being held under the auspices of the second phase of the National Academies’ study of the Small Business Innovation Research program, led by Dr. Jacques Gansler of the University of Maryland, formerly Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. The event will focus on the interaction of federal agencies and research universities through the SBIR and STTR programs with the goal of identifying agency and university practices that enhance successful commercialization of federally funded research.
Previous Academy research revealed a high level of participation by universities in SBIR/STTR awards. This symposium seeks to shed light on that cooperation with the goal of improving and expanding it. This is an important topic for the SBIR/STTR programs and an opportunity for the university community to better understand the contributions of SBIR/STTR to the nation’s innovation ecosystem.
The symposium will take place in the Lecture Room of the National Academies Old Building, 2100 C Street, NW, on Wednesday, 5 February 2014, beginning at 9:00AM and concluding at 5:00PM. To register for the event, please email Fred Lestina at email@example.com.
Determinants of Market Adoption of Advanced Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Technologies
How can federal policies can accelerate the market adoption of advanced energy efficiency and low- or non-polluting energy technologies?
The Supply Chain for Middle-Skill Jobs
How can jobs, workers, and education and training programs in the U.S. be better aligned to support the middle-skill workforce?
Best Practice in National Innovation Programs for Flexible Electronics
What steps might the U.S. consider to develop a competitive flexible electronics industry?
Capitalizing on Science, Technology, and Innovation: An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation
Research Program - Phase II
In this second phase of the review of the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), an ad hoc committee will measure the program's progress against its legislative goals.
An International Comparative Study of High-Skilled Immigration Policy and the Global Competition for Talent
What are the effects of policy changes on entry and retention of foreign workers, domestic markets and educational patterns?
21st Century Manufacturing: The Role of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of the National Institutes of Standards and Technology
What are the current achievements, challenges and opportunities of the MEP?
Innovation Policy Forum