“This report argues that far more vigorous attention be paid to capturing the outputs of innovation – the commercial products, the industries, and particularly high-quality jobs to restore full employment. America’s economic and national security future depends on our succeeding in this endeavor.”
Agreed. But this will not happen unless 1) there’s an articulated, systemic partnership and investment on research AND talent development, and 2) if the NSF supports industry R&D as well as international R&D (of course, in partnership with universities, national labs and other interested parties). Other countries, who have learned from our innovation strategies are now surpassing the US with these kinds of investments.
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