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thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-10-01October 2016 2016 State Technology and Science Index—Sustaining America’s Innovation Economy
The State Technology and Science Index (STSI) endeavors to benchmark states on their science and technology capabilities and broader commercialization ecosystems that contribute to company growth, high-value-added job creation, and overall economic growth. The STSI is a measure of a state’s innovation pipeline. The index isn’t intended to be a measure of immediate economic impact, but rather to demonstrate that the return on science and technology assets will accrue in future years. Along with deep human capital, individuals who recognize entrepreneurial opportunity and have the knowledge and skills to develop it are among the strongest assets a geographical area can have in today’s innovation-based economy. The STSI’s 107 individual indicators are sorted into five composites: Research and Development Inputs, Risk Capital and Entrepreneurial Infrastructure, Human Capital Investment, Technology and Science Workforce, and Technology Concentration and Dynamism.
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Author: Milken Institute
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-09-30September 30, 2016 Five States Account for Half of U.S. Business R&D in 2013
Five states—California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and Washington—accounted for half of the research and development paid for and performed by companies in the United States in 2013, according to estimates from the 2013 Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS) from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. Companies performed $265 billion of R&D paid for by their own company expenses in the United States in 2013
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Author: National Science Foundation
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-08-15August 2016 Global Innovation Index 2016: Winning with Global Innovation
Arguably, everyone stands to gain from global innovation. More resources are now spent on innovation and related factors globally than at any other given point in human history. Thus far, however, innovation has sometimes not been portrayed as a global win-win proposition. Two factors explain this state of affairs: First, evidence regarding the organization and outcomes of the new global innovation model is lacking. Second, governments and institutions need to approach global innovation as a positive-sum proposition and tailor policies accordingly. The 2016 edition of the Global innovation Index is dedicated to this theme. The report aims to contribute an analysis of global innovation as a win-win proposition and so facilitate improved policy making. Note: this is a large file (60MB)
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Author: Cornell University, INSEAD, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-05-01May 2016 Innovation That Matters
Innovation That Matters examines and ranks 25 cities’ readiness to capitalize on the inevitable shift to a digital economy.
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Author: US Chamber of Commerce Foundation; 1776; Free Enterprise
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-02-01February 2016 2016 Oregon Innovation Index
The Oregon Innovation Index measures the state's innovation economy and identifies opportunities for enhancing competitiveness. It is a key yardstick used by Business Oregon to track the state's success in building an innovation-based economy.
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Author: Business Oregon
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-12-01December 2015 2015 Kauffman Index: Main Street Entrepreneurship: Metropolitan Area and City Trends
The new and expanded Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship 2015 remains focused primarily on entrepreneurial outcomes, as opposed to inputs. The Index takes a dual approach for understanding Main Street business activity, looking both at locally established business entities (companies with fewer than fifty employees and older than five years) and the business owners (incorporated or unincorporated and with or without employees).
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Author: Kauffman Foundation
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-07-01July 2015 Global Innovation Index 2015: Effective Innovation Policies for Development
Innovation-driven growth is no longer the prerogative of high-income countries alone. Developing countries increasingly design policies intended to increase their innovation capacity. Innovation policies have taken different forms, depending on countries’ perceived needs; their impact has also varied across countries at similar levels of development. Certain developing countries have managed to continually improve their innovation inputs and outputs. Others still struggle. The difference in the impact of innovation policies raises a number of questions, including: Which developing countries outperform in innovation relative to their level of development and their peers? How do the innovation of these countries meaningfully design and implement effective innovation policies and practices?
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Author: Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-04-01April 2015 America's Knowledge Economy | A State-by-State Review
A report analyzing the research strengths of the United States.
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Author: Elsevier/The Council of State Governments
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-04-01April 2015 The Future Postponed: Why Declining Investment in Basic Research Threatens a U.S. Innovation Deficit
This report provides a number of tangible examples of under-exploited areas of science and likely consequences in the form of an innovation deficit.
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Author: MIT Committee to Evaluate the Innovation Deficit
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2014-06-01June 2014 Making in America: U.S. Manufacturing Entrepreneurship and Innovation
A 2014 White House report on the importance of innovation in advancing the U.S.'s manufacturing economy.
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Author: Executive Office of the President (White House)
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-03-24March 2016 2016 Venture Capital Report - Corporate
In 2015, the venture capital market produced strong results overall. Financing activity remained consistent with the high level of 2014, while deal proceeds increased by almost one-quarter, as the median pre-money valuation hit a record for the second year in a row. The number of VC-backed US issuer IPOs fell below the yield for 2013 and 2014, but still represented the fourth-highest annual figure since the dot-com boom era, and the median acquisition price for VC-backed companies was the highest since 2000. Prospects for VC-backed companies generally appear favorable heading into 2016, although both financing and liquidity activity may face headwinds in the coming year.
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Author: WilmerHale
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-03-01March 2016 Halo Report: 2015 Annual Report
The HALO Report™ provides analysis and trends on US angel and angel group activity. Angels and angel groups invest alone, together, and with many other types of investors. Unless otherwise noted the HALO Report™ data includes all rounds that have at least one angel group participating and may include other types of investors in those rounds. A few charts report on an “Angel Round,” a special classification of investment when angel groups invest alone or only with other angels and angel groups.
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Author: Angel Resource Institute at Willamette University
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-03-01March 2016 NVCA Yearbook 2016
Annual Yearbook, which documents trends and analyses from the past year and summarizes the recent history of the venture capital ecosystem in the United States.
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Author: National Venture Capital Association/Thomson Reuters