48. Robert Atkinson: President of The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) / Moving The Needle

Our conversation spans science and technology policy. Rob walks us through:

  • His time with the The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation ITIF
  • The difficulties in influencing policy makers to fund technology and science investment today that won’t bear fruit until tomorrow
  • The importance of federal investment into basic research
  • What members of society can do going forward to move the needle on funding science in the United States.
Robert Atkinson
Robert Atkinson

Dr. Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and innovation foundation or ITIF, ranked the top think tank for science and technology policy. Rob has been ranked as one of three most important thinkers about Innovation by The New Republic.

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