Innovation

Innovation Hubs Are Accelerating American Manufacturing

The administration said in 2013 that it hopes to eventually establish a network of 45 institutes across the U.S., up from its original goal of 15. Germany’s Fraunhofer Society, a similar network of 67 institutes, is a partial model for the U.S. initiative.

Promoting Innovation: The Economics of Incentives

Over the past several years the U.S. Supreme Court has slowly, but consistently, eroded what is considered patent-eligible, most recently with decisions on software and gene patents. In essence, the universe of patentable innovations has been diminished. And with it, the country’s economic potential.

National labs snare 9 innovation ‘Oscars’

The National Nuclear Security Administration national laboratories -- Sandia, Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore -- have landed nine of R&D Magazine’s 2013 R&D 100 Awards, also known as the “Oscars of Innovation.”

This is educational ‘innovation’?

Yes, the OECD is measuring innovation in education. There are, of course, innovation metrics for evaluating businesses, but schools aren’t businesses and shouldn’t be operated as if they were. So what exactly constitutes “innovation” in the educational world as viewed by the OECD?

House patent reformers push Senate leadership for action

That bill, which faced some opposition but was largely supported by the tech industry, included changes to the patent litigation system to increase transparency around which companies were bringing and threatening lawsuits and to create disincentives for companies that bring meritless lawsuits in the hopes of getting a settlement.

Airline CEOs Getting Ready for Innovation Takeoff

The 2014 Global Airline CEO Survey finds that as profits are rising, the heads of major airlines are looking to invest in research and development. Eighty-two percent of the 39 airline CEOs surveyed say they are confident in airline industry revenues over the next year, compared to 68% of CEOs across all industries.

VTech®'s Innovation Shines With Kidizoom® Smartwatch: World's First Smartwatch For Kids With Built-In Camera

Kidizoom® Smartwatch. The world's first Smartwatch for kids, this innovative, multi-function watch is packed with robust features such as a built-in camera, video and fun photo effects, offering an enriching fun and educational experience in a wearable, kid-friendly, take-anywhere gadget.

Al Franken at Free Press Panel: The Internet Is the First Amendment Issue of Our Time

Innovation and investment on the free and open internet didn’t just happen “while” net neutrality existed, but “because” net neutrality happened.

TechAmerica Foundation Launches Commission on Technology Convergence

The TechAmerica Foundation is launching a Technology Convergence Commission to bring technology leaders together to make recommendations to the U.S. Administration on the convergence of social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies and their ability to improve government efficiency, services and capabilities while driving innovation and the economy.

Why American Manufacturing is Vital to Future Prosperity

The sector comprises 12 percent of the overall economy and greater investments in community colleges and trade schools are necessary. Stronger STEM emphasis in primary and secondary schools in addition to a renewed emphasis on shop classes will help build vocational skills.

What does iPhone 6 need to restore Apple’s innovation crown?

So, what does the iPhone need? It goes beyond a bigger display and a hard-to-scratch screen. Apple needs to offer something in the iPhone that cannot be so easily copied by a competing firm or so easily bested by another.

Boston Vs. San Francisco: Two Cultures of Innovation

Let’s say you’re an ambitious, creative professional or entrepreneur working in the United States. You’re interested in technology, you have the luxury of mobility, and you want to be close to the center of things. Which city should you choose as your home?

Weak Innovation Policy Environment Hampers U.S. Competitiveness, Finds ITIF

Modern, competitive nations rely on three elements that comprise an “Innovation Success Triangle” – business environment, regulatory environment and innovation policy system.

Wyden: Aereo ruling will ‘discourage innovation’

“I want to be clear, I'm not saying that there should be no government, no oversight, no regulation,” he said. “What I want to make sure of is that various kind of government policies intended for 20th century services don't stifle 21st century innovation.”

Wearable Technology In Education

New wearable technology innovations have transformed the learning and teaching process in which students deal with knowledge in an active, self-directed and constructive way.

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