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On December 15, 2016, the Innovation Policy Forum held a workshop designed to gather leading researchers to explore the returns to federal investments in the innovation system, which include economic growth, job creation, as well as improved health and quality of life. The workshop was structured into panels investigating social returns to federal investments in basic research, federal support to private-sector innovation, public investments in human capital and supporting infrastructure such as digital infrastructure, and the relationship between innovation, inequality, and social mobility. This publication briefly summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
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To better understand the role and experiences of the Manufacturing USA initiative, a committee of the Innovation Policy Forum convened a workshop on May 23, 2017 drawing together institute directors and manufacturing policy experts along with leaders from industry, academia, and government. Participants addressed the role of the manufacturing institutes in increasing advanced manufacturing in the United States, examined selected foreign programs designed to support advanced manufacturing, and reviewed recent assessments of existing institutes. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
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The half-day workshop will describe the evidence on the efficacy of Digital Tutors, exploring our current knowledge about the capabilities and applicability of this technology for use in day-to-day teaching and learning. It will also discuss strategies and policies needed to more widely implement digital tutoring and to assess its impact at much larger scales. View Agenda | Register
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On June 13 the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) released its latest report, a detailed and in depth examination of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). The report appraises the appropriateness and effectiveness of ARPA-E's processes and operations to achieve its mission and goals. It also presents a retrospective and technical assessment of ARPA-E. The study’s committee of experts relied on quantitative and qualitative analyses to develop a set of findings and recommendations to the agency and to Congress.  Download or order report.  View webcast and agenda.
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Building America’s Skilled Technical Workforce: The Role of Digital Tutors
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Assessment of Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy  (ARPA-e)
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26 October
Building America's Skilled
Technical Workforce:
The Role of Digital Tutors
Washington, DC
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31 October
Securing Manufacturing
in the United States: 
The Role of Manufacturing USA:
Highlights from the Workshop
Washington, DC
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12 December
Building America's Skilled
Technical Workforce:
Workshop on Apprenticeships
and Worker Mobility
Washington, DC
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8-9 January 2018
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Evaluation of the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
What processes, deliverables, and metrics are used to assess the short and long-term success of ARPA-E programs?

Innovation Policy Forum
What current and potential policy initiatives advance innovation and the development of the knowledge economy in the United States and abroad?

Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce
How can jobs, workers, education and training programs in the U.S. be better aligned to support the middle-skilled workforce?

Featured: Sen. Jeff Bingaman discusses the Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce report

 

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