A study points to one way to speed up adoption of innovations in clean energy technology – more flexibility among state regulators.
Similar arrangements already support the National Park Service, the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies.
Society has never faced more pressing challenges. Researchers are investigating how monetary prizes can help focus innovators' attention, creativity and investment on finding solutions.
Governments must embrace policies that promote sharing and collective invention to create and distribute a vaccine quickly.
Many great innovators have personality traits in common. Comfort with uncertainty is critical, but passion, curiosity and a number of other learnable skills can prime you for an innovate idea.
Lessons from history make clear that the federal government can spur medical innovation in a crisis, including this pandemic. Providing certainty and clarity is critical.
Diversifying leadership can change organizational cultures, which removes barriers to women in the tech industry and academia.
A systems engineering expert applies the same method NASA's Project Apollo engineers used to offer a systematic approach to deciding on school reopening at a local level.