"America has long been a nation of innovators. The United States is the birthplace of the Internet, which today connects three billion people around the world. American scientists and engineers sequenced the human genome, invented the semiconductor, and sent humankind to the moon. And America is not done yet.
For an advanced economy such as the United States, innovation is a wellspring of
economic growth. While many countries can grow by adopting existing technologies
and business practices, America must continually innovate because our workers and
firms are often operating at the technological frontier. Innovation is also a powerful tool
for addressing our most pressing challenges as a nation, such as enabling more
Americans to lead longer, healthier lives, and accelerating the transition to a low-carbon