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National Competitiveness Forum (NCF)

Innovate America



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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • National Innovation Initiative Summit
  • National Innovation Initiative Report
  • References
  • Committees and Members
  • About the Council on Competitiveness
  • Acknowledgements

Published May 2005

National Innovation Initiative Summit and Report

In 2004, more than 500 leaders from around the world attended the National Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C., where the Council on Competitiveness released the landmark report, Innovate America: Thriving in a World of Challenge and Change. The report lays out an action agenda for a wide range of stakeholders to improve U.S. innovation capacity.

The ground-breaking agenda includes more than 60 detailed recommendations grouped under three major platforms for action: talent, investment and infrastructure. In August 2007, President George W. Bush signed the America COMPETES Act into law, which finds its roots in Innovate America and in the work of the Council's National Innovation Initiative.

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