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Publication Overview > Research Papers, Monographs, and Project Publications > Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream
Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream

Research Papers, Monographs, and Project Publications

Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream

Published by American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA, 2014

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Acronym Guide

Executive Summary
The American Dream

The Health of America’s Research Enterprise

Prescriptions for the Future Health of the Science and Engineering Research Enterprise

Chapter 1: Preserving the American Dream: Creating Quality Jobs and Securing our Quality of Life
2032 – Will the American Dream Exist for Children Born Today?

Research and Invention are Fundamental to the American Dream

Crisis or Opportunity: Will America Lead?

FOCUS SECTION A: Responding to Shifts in the Scientific Landscape

FOCUS SECTION B: A “Gathering Storm” – U.S. Challenges in an Increasingly Competitive and Interconnected World are Met by Uncertainty and Lack of Resolve

Chapter 2: Unlocking Tomorrow’s Inventions by Driving Better Policies Today
The Government-University-Industry Partnership: An Important Foundation Ready to be Modernized

U.S. Science and Technology Policy: Time For An Upgrade

FOCUS SECTION C: New Perspectives on Technology Transfer and University-Industry Partnerships

FOCUS SECTION D: A “Bell Labs 2.0” for Sustainable Energy

Chapter 3: Prescriptions for the Future Health of the Science and Engineering Research Enterprise
Prescription 1: Secure America’s Leadership in Science and Engineering Research – Especially Basic Research – by Providing Sustainable Federal Funding and Setting Long-Term Investment Goals

Prescription 2: Ensure that the American People Receive Maximum Benefits from Federal Investments in Research

Prescription 3: Regain America’s Standing as an Innovation Leader by Establishing a More Robust National Government-University-Industry Research Partnership

FOCUS SECTION E: Unlocking the Full Potential of American Innovation through Enhanced Technology Transfer

Conclusion

Appendices
Appendix A: Committee Biographies

Appendix B: What has Changed Since Vannevar Bush? A Brief History of American Research, 1945 to Today

Appendix C: National and Federal Investments in Research, 1957–2012



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