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Research and development for the public good: Strengthening societal innovation

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Investments in research and development (R&D) are important keys to future prosperity. What countries spend on generating new knowledge, products, services, and processes is important for economic development and technology innovation.

Yet currently there are a number of barriers to R&D support in the United States. There exist limitations in terms of vision, strategy, and policies that could keep America from achieving vital national goals. A new report by Governance Studies Vice President Darrell West addresses these barriers and outlines ways to strengthen societal innovation in the United States, and do more to safeguard the country’s future.

On October 11, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted an in-depth discussion on how to invest in R&D for the public good.

Viewers submitted questions for speakers by emailing or via Twitter at @BrookingsGov by using #USInnovation.




Carol Robbins

Senior Analyst, Science, Technology, and Innovation Analysis Program - National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation

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