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Innovation Articles

May 10, 2013

Getting Innovative with Regional Innovation Funding

Amidst the president’s national “Jobs and Opportunity Tour,” the Commerce Department quietly unrolled an innovative platform to support creative coordination among technology, trade, training, and economic growth in America’s regions.

January 22, 2013


ARPA-E is Here to Stay

The new energy research agency authorized by President Bush and implemented by Obama has similarities with past federal R&D successes, but is missing a fundamental ingredient enjoyed by past technology programs: Market pull.

October 16, 2012

Can Rare Earth Replacements Spur A Supply Chain Revolution?

Rare earth metals, more plentiful in China than the US, present a unique environmental and industrial supply chain challenge for domestic firms. Adam James looks at a few innovative companies, or UpStarts, working to create solutions and enhance US competitiveness.