The Capacity for Invention in the United States: A Reconnaissance

March 1, 2013

Funding: The Lemelson Foundation

Performance period: March 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014

Summary: This effort produced three papers on the capacity of the United States for invention. These papers were intended for use by the Lemelson Foundation in its effort to encourage a sustainable increase in the capacity of the U.S. for invention and for the commercialization, diffusion, and adoption of inventions that have a positive impact on the nation's economic well-being and growth.



Andrew Reamer - Research Professor


Indicators of the Capacity for Invention in the United States

March 27, 2014

Working Paper

National Nonprofit Organizations That Inspire and Enable Invention and Invention-based Enterprises

February 28, 2014

Working Paper

The Impacts of Technological Invention on Economic Growth – A Review of the Literature

February 28, 2014

Working Paper