By Lewis M. Branscomb, James H. Keller
"Technology infrastructure has turn into the basis for the 'engine of financial progress' for nations around the globe. This research on technology and know-how coverage can be a serious warning call for the U.S., the place we have now taken technological superiority without any consideration for a lot too long." -- Mary sturdy, Former less than Secretary of trade for expertise almost immediately after taking place of work in 1993, President invoice Clinton and Vice President Al Gore known as for a shift in American expertise coverage towards a selection of public investments in partnerships with inner most undefined, subsidized up by means of medical examine in universities and nationwide laboratories. those plans grew to become the heart of an ideological fight among those that think that the industry by myself is enough to maintain American cutting edge and people who are confident that executive needs to provide multiplied study help to fulfill international pageant. The authors of this quantity have been invited via the Clinton management to take a troublesome, nonpartisan examine how profitable the recent rules have been and to suggest how you can make their courses more desirable and extra prone to allure bipartisan help. the 1st precis file of the team's innovations, published in April 1997, used to be known as the "hottest expertise coverage estate on Capitol Hill." This publication, a spread of that file, bargains a brand new set of expertise coverage rules. those ideas offer directions for exciting technical innovation, shaping public/private partnerships, and constructing standards for federal investments in examine. The authors use the rules to guage many federal learn courses and to make ideas for swap. This quantity will set the phrases of the debate over the nationwide learn and innovation coverage for years to come. participants: R. Darryl Banks, Michael Borrus, Lewis M. Branscomb, Harvey Brooks, Duncan M. Brown, Christopher M. Coburn, Linda R. Cohen, Frank box, Richard Florida, Jane E. Fountain, David H. Guston, David M. Hart, George R. Heaton, Jr., Christopher T. Hill, John P. Holdren, Adam B. Jaffe, Brian Kahin, James H. Keller, James Neely, Lucien P. Randazzese, Daniel Roos, Philip Shapira, Jay Stowsky, Scott J. Wallsten.