Technology & Innovation
Issues in this Series
Over the past years, the Wilson Center's Program on America and the Global Economy has held a series of conferences, meetings, and briefings that have focused on different aspects of the small business economy. In this report, Kent Hughes puts small business in the context of the American economy and the American innovation with a specific focus on federal initiatives, the sources of finance for small business, and the role of public-private partnerships in supporting small business.
The U.S. innovation system has enormous strengths, including public and private support for research and development, the world’s best university system, and an entrepreneurial risk-taking culture. But those elements of the system now face several domestic and international challenges. The United States will need to maintain support for research and development (R&D), improve its education system, and learn from best practices around the world if it is to compete in the 21st century.
A joint online publication from the Brazil Institute and STAGE from the first installment of a two-part conference, in which a distinguished eight-member panel discussed how public policies, governmental institutions and the adoption of intellectual property rights affect efficacy and the use of innovation throughout Brazil's economy.
Proceedings from a conference with leading experts examining the hugely successful American model of technological and scientific innovation. They stress the importance of government funding of physical science for the realms of national security, education, and industry.