As Americans enter the third decade of the 21st century, a new urgency faces the nation. While the United States has stood apart from the rest of the world during the past half-century in its record of sustained innovation, the nation today faces new realities and new imperatives.
In response, the Council's "National Commission on Innovation & Competitiveness Frontiers" launched on August 7, 2019 an ambitious, multi-year effort to overcome competitiveness challenges confronting the nation; leverage distinctive assets and opportunities in the United States for productivity and prosperity gains; and support a new wave of U.S. innovators.
During this kick-off event - and highlighted in LAUNCH - the Commissioners set forth their Year 1 strategy, charging a community of advisors and working group leaders to develop actionable policy recommendations across three interconnected pillars:
• Developing and Deploying at Scale Disruptive Technologies in the United States;
• Exploring the Future of Sustainable Production and Consumption, and Work; and
• Optimizing the Environment for the National Innovation System.