The Future of Tech
August 27, 2009, 5:00PM EST
By Adrian Slywotzky
Where Have You Gone, Bell Labs?: How basic research can repair the broken U.S. business model
Name an industry that can produce 1 million new, high-paying jobs over the next three years. You can’t, because there isn’t one. And that’s the problem.
Decline in Lab Funding; Job Creation a Huge Challenge; Rebuild Research Labs; Basic Science Gives Way to Fast Payoffs; How to Reignite Innovation; Strong Leadership is Key; Presidential Support Crucial; Critical Mass of Labs Needed; Tax Incentives Could Help; How to Get Back on Track; A Lesson from RCA Labs