Meeting

Changes and Trends in Research and Development and Its Impact on Innovation

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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Speakers
Jonathan Gruber

Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Josh Wolfe

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Lux Capital

Presider

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Roundtable Series on Technology, Innovation, and American Primacy and Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program

Research and development (R&D) are fundamental to the progress of innovation. With the advent of the internet of things, an interconnected global development landscape, and uneven but increased investments into R&D, the difficulty of maintaining U.S. primacy and competitiveness is more challenging than ever before. Josh Wolfe of Lux Capital and Jonathan Gruber of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discuss the current trajectory of research and development and its impact on innovation.

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