Taking a leaf out of Europe’s book

Information Week is reporting that The Brookings Institute has called for the government to set up a National Innovation Foundation modeled after the National Science Foundation. This is interesting. Its positioned as an effort to increase R&D spending in the US (which has been on the decline). There is a cultural piece here to consider and its success is dependent on how they will manage the partnership with organizations – this has arguably been the European’s downfall. How will this notion fit the corporate competitiveness in the US? I find it hard to believe that it will sit comfortably. Maybe this would be more like a NASA effort – an initiative which generated more innovation that anyone can measure and anyone will ever


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