America’s future economic growth and international competitiveness depend crucially on our capacity to innovate. Creating the jobs and industries of the future will require making the right investments to unleash the unmatched creativity and imagination of the American people.
We want to gather bold ideas for how we as a nation can build on and extend into the future our historic strengths in innovation and discovery. Today we are calling on thinkers, doers, and entrepreneurs across the country to submit their proposals for promising new initiatives or pressing needs for renewed investment to be included in next year’s updated Strategy for American Innovation.
What will the next Strategy for American Innovation accomplish? In part, it’s up to you. Your input will help guide the Administration’s efforts to catalyze the transformative innovation in products, processes, and services that is the hallmark of American ingenuity.
Calling on America’s Inventors and Innovators for Great Ideas
Among the questions we are posing today to innovators across the country are:
In today’s world of rapidly evolving technology, the Administration is adapting its approach to innovation-driven economic growth to reflect the emergence of new and exciting possibilities. Now is the time to gather input from the American people in order to envision and shape the innovations of the future. The full Request for Information can be found here and the 2011 Strategy for American Innovation can be found here. Comments are due by September 23, 2014, and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing your ideas!
Update: You can read the collected responses to the RFI here (PDF).
Jason Miller is Deputy Director of the National Economic Council
Tom Kalil is Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation at the Office of Science and Technology Policy