High-Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshops Highlight Boston's National Small Business Week

Workshops on  developing high-tech companies, business matchmaking and tips on finding capital to start or grow a successful business are among the top draws planned for the May 15  National Small Business Week event in Boston.

Understanding U.S. S&T Competitiveness

For 42 years the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has been producing its biennial Science and Engineering Indicators report, and since 1998 it has included a chapter “Industry, Technology and the Global Marketplace.”

China could outpace U.S. science funding by 2022, NSF says

Federal investment into science faces the prospect of being outspent by China within a decade, warns National Science Foundation Acting Director Cora Marrett.

Writers Guild protests Comcast-Time Warner deal

Consumer advocates have been quick to criticize the deal, which they warn would too heavily consolidate the cable market.

China’s moon rover a wake-up call, former NASA division chief says

The U.S. has led in major technological advances in the 19th and 20th centuries, inventing, enhancing or perfecting many small steps and giant leaps. So why shouldn’t we continue to lead in space exploration -- including establishing a permanent human presence beyond our Earth?

New Manufacturing Institutes will Spur U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness

Across the country, communities are clamoring to land the next Manufacturing Innovation Institute, new “hubs” supported by the Obama Administration that are spurring the types of advanced technologies that will help grow the U.S. economy.

Can Tech Giants Save Us From Broadband Monopoly?

The best news of the week is clearly that Google Fiber is going to expand, saving at least a few American cities from the disaster of current broadband monopolies. And good for Google.

State and Municipal Investments Seek To Overcome U.S. Broadband Setbacks

Recent court decisions regarding high-speed Internet competition and net neutrality have put U.S. broadband competitiveness on uncertain terrain.

Silicon Valley must be wary of United States' shrinking lead in science, technology

For the past six decades, Silicon Valley's innovative and entrepreneurial prowess has helped bolster the nation's economic prosperity and given the United States a technological edge over its global competitors.

China becoming a powerhouse of global innovation

In his recent State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama argued that "the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow" and that China isn't exactly "standing on the sidelines".

U.S. Dominance in Science Faces Asian Challenge

The United States’ predominance in science and technology is fading, a report released this month by the National Science Board warns.

U.S. lead in science research and development narrows

The United States' global share of spending on research and development for science and technology has fallen since 2001.

US lead in science and technology shrinking

The United States' (U.S.) predominance in science and technology (S&T) eroded further during the last decade, as several Asian nations–particularly China and South Korea–rapidly increased their innovation capacities.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Highlights Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Growth in U.S.-Mexico Relationship

As part of her first trade mission, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker spoke at a breakfast event focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and overall growth in the U.S.-Mexico commercial and economic relationship.

Has America Lost is Innovation Edge?

The rest of the world isn’t standing still; they also realize the value of innovation.


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