Everyday Technologies from Fundamental Research

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Federal funding for fundamental research has led to humankind’s most groundbreaking discoveries, from the Internet to DNA fingerprinting. Fundamental research touches our lives in a…

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September 2018

Local Communications Workshop Two: Using Events To Bring Fundamental Research To Life

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University communications officers will share best practices on using local events to engage with federal delegations and local stakeholders. Guest speakers include: Joanne Fahey, Director…

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September 2018

The dual frontier: Patented inventions and prior scientific advance

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The extent to which scientific advances support marketplace inventions is largely unknown. We study 4.8 million U.S. patents and 32 million research articles to determine…

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August 2018

Local Communications Workshop One: Telling the Story of Fundamental Scientific Research

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The webinar will share best practices when sharing the value of fundamental research conducted on campus to influential audiences. Guest speakers will include Richard Lewis,…

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June 2018

Innovation: An American Imperative

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On June 23, 2015, the heads of nine large U.S. corporations issued a call to action – Innovation: An American Imperative – urging Congress to…

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June 2018

How Fundamental Research Leads To A Plastic-Free Future

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On this World Environment Day, people around the world are focusing on how to ultimately beat plastic pollution. There are several universities throughout the United…

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June 2018

A Remarkable Return on Investment In Fundamental Research

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40 Years of Basic Energy Sciences at the Department of Energy

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February 2018

SpaceX Falcon Heavy: How Basic Science Research Led to the Launch of Rockets

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Basic science research is the driving force behind leading innovations in the U.S., including the recent launch of the world’s most powerful rocket: the SpaceX…

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NSF Science and Engineering Indicators 2018

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Financial resources for the large and decentralized U.S. R&D system exceeded $450 billion in recent years. R&D performed by academic institutions, relatively small at about…

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April 2017

Sparking Economic Growth: Volume 3

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March 2017

NIH’s Role in Sustaining the U.S. Economy

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Research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) saves lives, improves health, and offers hope to people affected by disease. It also supports almost…

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Council on Competitiveness: 2017 Clarion Call

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April 2015

The Future Postponed: Why Declining Investment in Basic Research Threatens a U.S. Innovation Deficit

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A Report by the MIT Committee to Evaluate the Innovation Deficit

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February 2015

Healthy Funding: Ensuring a Predictable and Growing Budget for the National Institutes of Health

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A Report by United for Medical Research and The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

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January 2014

Federally Supported Innovations: 22 Examples of Major Technology Advances that Stem from Federal Research Support

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American Academy for Arts & Sciences: Restoring the Foundation

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November 2013

Survey on Sequestration Effects: Selected Results from Private and Public Research Universities

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October 2013

Sparking Economic Growth: Volume 2

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Companies Created from Federally Funded University Research, Fueling American Innovation and Economic Growth

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June 2013

The Impact of Genomics on the U.S. Economy

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Federal research investment has contributed to medical science, improved public health, created American jobs and helped generate nearly $1 trillion in economic impacts to date.

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September 2012

Eroding Our Foundation: Sequestration, R&D, Innovation and U.S. Economic Growth

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The Budget Control Act would be a hard hit to vital U.S. industries, competitiveness, and economic recovery.

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May 2012

Leadership in Decline

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Leadership in Decline: Assessing U.S. International Competitiveness in Biomedical Research was published jointly by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and United for Medical…

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Scientific Research & The Innovation Economy

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Research in science and engineering is the backbone of America’s innovation economy. The federal investment in basic research in the physical sciences and engineering has…

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January 2012

Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation’s Prosperity and Security

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This report examines the health and competitiveness of our nation’s research universities and their strong partnership with government and industry that is critical to the…

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An Economic Engine: NIH Research, Employment, and the Future of the Medical Innovation Sector

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Within Our Grasp— Or Slipping Away?

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A Statement by a Group of Concerned Universities and Research Institutions

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Sparking Economic Growth: University-Based Scientific Research

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Basic research is conducted in order to learn, not with a specific application in mind.

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April 2010

Sparking Economic Growth: Volume 1

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This report was prepared by The Science Coalition (TSC) to illustrate one way in which federal investment in basic research helps to stimulate the economy….

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September 2009

The Economic Impact of Licensed Commercialized Inventions Originating in University Research, 1996-2007

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Final Report to the Biotechnology Industry Organization

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University Research Contributing to a Safer America

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Scientific research conducted at universities across the country is helping to make our nation safer and more secure. From nano-materials research to mine engineering, and…

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University Research: America’s Competitive Edge

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For decades, Americans have supported cutting-edge scientific research conducted in the nation’s universities. From medicine to energy, from computer science to structural engineering, and from…

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Write a Letter to Your Local Newspaper

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A Letter to the Editor is a short response to a recent article, and is often an easy way to get your opinions in print….

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Take to Social Media

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Using social media is an immediately impactful way of learning more about science research and connecting with leaders in Washington. To find out more about…

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Contact Your Member of Congress

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Go to https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials to learn find out how to contact your members of congress. The type of fundamental research that builds knowledge, fuels innovation, and…

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The Value of TSC: What Our Members Have to Say

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What is The Science Coalition?

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