OSTIblog Articles in the innovation Topic

Basic Research and Innovation

by Dr. Jeffrey Salmon 24 Mar, 2014 in
Idea Sharing

Recently, I attended a roundtable discussion hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. on the topic of innovation – how it comes about, what factors can impede it, where the U.S. might be headed as a lead innovator in the 21st Century, and what cultural and ethical issues need to be considered in a complete understanding of innovation.

As a science and technology agency, the Department of Energy (DOE) cares a great deal about questions surrounding innovation.  As an information management agency within DOE, the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) works to accelerate innovation through the sharing of knowledge.  We also love to point out where DOE has done just that.

Related Topics: basic research, doe research, economic impact, Hudson Institute, innovation


Impact of Basic Research and Knowledge Diffusion on Innovation

by Peter Lincoln 09 May, 2011 in Personal Perspectives
DOE-funded research led to the development of the Fast Fourier transform (1965)

In June 2009, OSTIBLOG published a piece submitted by a friend of OSTI on “Impact of Basic Research on Innovation”.  Subsequently, a number of readers remarked that the blog had not made a key point particularly relevant to OSTI: to have an impact on innovation, basic research results must be shared. 

Related Topics: DARPA, innovation, MP3. VLSI