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In•no•va•tion def•i•cit noun
- The widening gap between the actual level of federal government funding for research and higher education and what the investment needs to be if the United States is to remain the world’s innovation leader.
The Time to Act is Now!!
On July 31, 2013, several national associations launched the “Close the Innovation Deficit” campaign (CID) with a petition and letter to Congress published in Politico.
UI President Robert Easter and Chancellors Phyllis Wise and Paula Allen-Meares were among the 165 university presidents and chancellors who sent an open letter to President Obama and Congress making the case for increased federal support of research and higher education.
The CID campaign contends that stagnant U.S. federal funding of research and education – at a time when other countries are increasing their funding in these areas – is creating an innovation deficit.
Federal policymakers have been called up to close the growing innovation deficit by committing to strong and sustained investments in research and education.
We must continue to create a national “buzz”!
Check out this short film Innovation Slated U of I (mp4) by Colorado State University!
Since the start of our efforts, more than two dozen members of Congress—including our own Sen. Dick Durbin—have given speeches, issued press releases/op-eds, or used social media to echo the innovation deficit message. Additionally, the Senate Appropriations Committee held an unprecedented hearing this spring with the heads of key federal research agencies, for which President Easter provided written testimony.
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Our collective efforts HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE!!
UIS urges you to take action (link) by contacting Congress or writing letters to the editor and request they make research and education a funding priority
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