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.
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.”
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?
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.