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RECENT RELEASEs

NY Nanotechnology ModelNew 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]

 

Strengthening American Manufacturing

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.
 



 

CURRENT PROJECTS

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?

Innovation Policy Forum
What is the impact of U.S. and foreign innovation programs?