Here's a chance to help define how the US government promotes innovation over the next four years. Over at our Step2 discussion platform, Darrell West of the Governance Studies program of The Brookings Institution is seeking to crowdsource ideas, feedback and insights
into how the federal government can go about promoting an innovation economy. The results of this effort may go into an eventual report put out by West for new members of the next Administration. Below the Step2 post linked above, we've pre-loaded an initial list of 96 different possible agenda items, as prepared by West, for an innovation agenda, covering a variety of proposals touching on these topics:
- the building of digital infrastructure
- the promotion of entrepreneurship and economic development
- improving productivity in the private and public sectors
- improving education and workforce development
- strengthening creativity and invention
- improving university commercialization
- improving decision making through data analytics
- protecting digital assets
- harmonizing cross-border laws to promote the digital economy
- promoting socially responsible innovation
Now we need your help:
- Read through the list of items listed on the Step2 post
- Vote (up or down) on the items, based on the priority you believe they deserve
- Comment on individual items, with suggestions, thoughts, information, clarifications, etc.
- Respond to others' comments and discuss the various ideas being proposed
- Add your own items if you feel there are ideas that are lacking from the initial 96 items.
Together, we can help shape a powerful agenda for innovation over the next four years.