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More Than 40 College and University Leaders Urge Congress to Fulfill Commitment to Fund "Science" In CHIPS & Science Act
The Council on Competitiveness released a powerful statement endorsed by over 40 college and university leaders calling on Congress to fully fund the "Science" portion of the CHIPS & Science Act. Arguing that the global competitiveness challenges from China and others that drove passage of the Act in 2022 are as great today as they […]
Competitiveness Conversations Across America: Tennessee Hosts Dynamic Debut to Build Future Innovation Ecosystems
Nashville, Tennessee - April 25, 2024 – To maintain competitiveness in the evolving global economy, the United States must expand its innovation footprint. Recognizing this imperative, the Council on Competitiveness (Council) has unveiled under the auspices of its National Commission on Innovation a new series of regional summits branded "Competitiveness Conversations Across America." The inaugural […]
Council on Competitiveness – GFCC COP28 Innovation Arena
On Wednesday, December 6, the Council on Competitiveness and the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils will host a series of conversations with global leaders from business, academia, national laboratories and research organizations, and the public sector to advance sustainability challenges under discussion at COP28.
Council on Competitiveness Adds Dan Helfrich, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Chair and CEO, to Board as Business Vice Chair
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today, the Council on Competitiveness (Council) will announce Mr. Dan Helfrich, the Chair and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP, as its next Business Vice Chair, succeeding Ms. Janet Foutty. The announcement was made during the Council’s 2023 Summer Meeting, which brings together its Board, Executive Committee, and Commissioners for its flagship initiative, the “National […]
Lessons Learned from Ireland's Road to Peace and Prosperity - 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement
This month, Northern Ireland – indeed, the world – took time to reflect on and honor the 25th Anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement … a moment a quarter of a century ago when the people of Northern Ireland and their political leaders changed the course of history by establishing a democratic peaceful process as […]
Council on Competitiveness President & CEO to Lead Panel Discussion on Future of Northern Ireland at Agreement 25
World leaders descend on Belfast to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (B/GFA) April 17, 2022, Washington, DC. From April 17-19, Belfast will host global political and economic leaders to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (B/GFA), which underpins Northern Ireland's peace, its constitutional settlement, and its institutions. Central to marking […]
Council on Competitiveness leadership, members, and key stakeholders participated in the 2022 Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils' Global Innovation Summit in Athens and Ioannina, Greece
Led by Chair Emeritus Chad Holliday, and President and CEO Deborah Wince-Smith, Council leaders – like University of South Carolina President Michael Amiridis; Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Steve Ashby; Argonne National Laboratory Associate Director Megan Clifford; Chairman of Gallup, Inc. Jim Clifton; Georgetown University Senior Vice President for Research and Chief Technology Officer […]
A return to Japan
By Chad Evans, Executive Vice President, Council on Competitiveness I had the honor to return to Japan this Fall, representing the Council in a wide-ranging set of meetings with partners, members, and other stakeholders focused on the future of innovation-driven competitiveness. In the decade prior to COVID-19, this was an annual October ritual: a trip […]
Over 50 Council Members Sign Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Funding of the CHIPS & Science Act
Recent bipartisan passage of the CHIPS & Science Act was an important recognition by the Congress and President that the United Stated must invest in new knowledge and the translation of that knowledge into products, industries, and jobs. The legislation included $52 billion in emergency spending to bolster the U.S. semiconductor industry and also authorized major science […]
Mountain West Innovation Summit Unites National Leaders to Advance U.S. Competitiveness
Laramie hosts national conversation on expanding the geography of innovation at June 21-22 Summit June 13, 2022 – The University of Wyoming (UW) will host distinguished leaders from across American industry, higher education, national laboratories, and government to develop concrete policy recommendations aimed at keeping the United States at the forefront of innovation and economic […]
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