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A Presidential Call to Action: Reigniting the Spirt of Innovation

On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, President Barack Obama gave his final State of the Union (“SOTU”) address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.. According to Nielsen TV Ratings estimates, an average audience of 31.3 million people watched the SOTU across 12 television networks; and according to Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings, about 9.8 million people in the U.S. saw one or more of the 2.6 million tweets about the 2016 SOTU.

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It's Like Free Money

For businesses big and small, entrepreneurs and investors it amounts to the closest thing in innovation to free money. Billions of dollars have been spent by these Federal Laboratories creating technologies, and by law they have to commercialize them.

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The Politics of Innovation

An investigation into the role of politics in innovation. At the Bassetti Foundation for Responsible Innovation we have long been debating the links between innovation and politics. Last year the Foundation successfully lobbied for a change to the Statute of the Region of Lombardy in Italy so that local government would work to promote responsible innovation, in the belief that innovation excellence is by definition responsible innovation.

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Picking Up Where Obama Left Off

“The first step in winning the future is encouraging American innovation.” So stated our President Barack Obama during last week’s State of the Union Address. But more important was what he did not say: How can organizations, enterprises and communities that are in shock facing our new normal economy, begin to reinvent the very essence of our economic and social ...

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An Open Letter on Innovation to President Obama

"We need to out-innovate, outeducate, and outbuild the rest of the world" - President Obama --- In reading the stories and quotes from last night's State of the Union address by President Obama, it is clear, and frustrates me to no end, that my government talks a lot about innovation but still does not understand how to foster it. Innovation in America, especially in the short term, is not achieved by pumping huge sums of money into government-sponsored research and development efforts.

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