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Technology Administration Reports

The following reports were commissioned by the Technology Administration prior to its elimination under PL 110-69, the America COMPETES Act. The views expressed in these report are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the Department of Commerce or the United States Government.


July 2007: Innovation Vital Signs Project
Prepared by: ASTRA The Alliance for Science and Technology Research in America

September 2007: An Economic Investigation of the Valley of Death in the Innovation Sequence
Prepared by: The Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

September 2007: Barriers to Nanotechnology Commercialization
Prepared by: The University of Illinois at Springfield, College of Business and Management

October 2007: The Emerging Clusters Project
Prepared by: 1790 Analytics

December 2007: Resilient Enterprise Paradigm
Prepared by: Council on Competitiveness