PhDs, Policies, and Patents: Innovation and America’s Future Photos
June 28, 2011
Innovation and invention drive the American economy, from the light bulb and mass production of automobiles to more recent advances like the smartphone and the coordinated effort to map the human genome. But what new breakthrough sciences and technologies are next on the horizon, and what role can U.S. policy play in creating a positive environment to promote innovative developments? On Tuesday, June 28, The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted a forum on the future of innovation in the United States — exploring the challenges to, and opportunities for, furthering advancements to create jobs and spur economic growth.