Republicans and Democrats agree that American competitiveness must be strengthened. Momentum is gathering on Capitol Hill for increased R&D spending and greater federal investments into science and technology. To a large degree, the success of such efforts will depend on the extent to which a diverse array of innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs are able to commercialize research—and how much public policy supports them.
Join the Bipartisan Policy Center and Day One Project as we look at the role of entrepreneurs in competitiveness, how public policy can support more innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship in underrepresented communities and underserved regions, how public-private partnerships are crucial to this ecosystem, and other ways competitiveness might be enhanced.
Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation
S.K. Heninger Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Co-Author, Jump-Starting America
Director of Poverty and Welfare Policy, Niskanen Center
Co-Founder and CEO, Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Chief Innovation Officer, Schmidt Futures
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