Innovation

Experimental defense unit funds new tech but faces skeptics

August 15, 2017

U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, which oversees defense spending, agrees the military needs to better keep abreast of the innovation happening in the commercial sector.

Trump Backs Obama-Era Defense Technology Unit

August 11, 2017

President Donald Trump's administration is endorsing a Barack Obama-era effort enlisting startup companies to develop solutions for the military's toughest technology challenges.

DoD's Innovation Initiative Remains Top Priority, Mattis Says

August 11, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters yesterday that maintaining the Defense Department’s innovation initiative for the warfighter is a top priority for him, just as it was for his predecessor.

Improving Patents Will Not Kill Innovation

August 09, 2017

Every patent holder is proud of their patent. As they should be. Obtaining a patent is expensive, time-consuming, and there is an adversarial process with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that you must overcome to establish that your invention is valid.

How innovative are we, really?

August 09, 2017

With all the startups and new technologies popping up in the Silicon Valley, it may seem that the US is poised for a tech revolution. However, Swedish economist Fredrik Erixon doesn’t think we’re as innovative as we think.

The New Tesla Is Great, But It Isn't Progress

August 03, 2017

You might think the U.S. productivity slowdown is finally ending, but unfortunately the news isn’t as good as it first seems.

25 Most Innovative Cities in the World, Ranked

August 02, 2017

According to data from A.T.

The Dual-Use Dilemma in China's New AI Plan: Leveraging Foreign Innovation Resources and Military-Civil Fusion

August 01, 2017

China wants to become a “premier global AI innovation center” by 2030. This plan seeks to redress current shortcomings and build up indigenous capabilities in innovation.

What Unlikely Pairings May Teach Us About Innovation

July 31, 2017

The last few years have been inundated with major acquisitions, each creating buzz from within and beyond the business world. To name a few, in June of 2016, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn (which had already acquired online learning site Lynda.com the previous year).

It's time to broaden our definition of innovation

July 26, 2017

As important as advanced technology innovation is, its rewards are not distributed evenly. Not every region in the United States has what it takes to be a technology innovation hub like Silicon Valley, and not every U.S.

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