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Unleashing American Innovation

As part of the President’s Management Agenda, the U.S. seeks to enable even greater return on the Federal government’s investment in R&D

ROI Initiative Status Update: Legislative Package Sent to Congress

The ROI Legislative Package contains ten proposals that respond directly to findings outlined in the NIST ROI Green Paper.

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Unleash the innovation power of America into our economy


Maximize the transfer of federal investments in science and technology into value for America:

  • Meet current and future economic and national security needs in a rapidly shifting technology marketplace and enhance U.S. competitiveness globally
  • Attract greater private sector investment to create innovative products, processes, services, as well as new businesses and industries


Assess, streamline, and accelerate the transfer of technology from Lab-to-Market:

  • Identify critically needed improvements to Federal technology transfer policies, practices, and efforts
  • Seek broad input from Federal R&D, intellectual property and technology transfer stakeholders

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