Innovation Engines: Where Will the Next R & D Breakthroughs Come From?

Who is leading innovation in the United States today? Forty years ago, government spending accounted for 67 percent of total research and development spending in the United States. Today that number is closer to 30 percent. To make matters more complex, recent research suggests that companies leading innovation are not the ones spending the most money. In fact, spending does not necessarily correlate with increased innovation. So what does the next innovation infrastructure look like? Who are the drivers, and who are the players? Includes William A. Swope.

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