As I've [Ken Jarboe] mentioned before, there is talk in Washington about a new jobs bill and possibly a new look at innovation policies. Should there be a new round of policy initiatives, here are a few suggestions (many of which I've discussed in the past).
Review and implement the America COMPETES Act. Parts of the Act were never implemented. Two parts specifically should be implemented immediately:
• convene the President's Council on Innovation and Competitiveness as a mechanism to highlight Cabinet-level attention to innovation and coordinate government action
• fund the study of how the federal government could support research and teaching related to the services industries and service functions in the manufacturing sector.
Pushing innovation policy - The Intangible Economy