Jointly drawn up by David and Antoine, the paper explores the recent trends impacting US innovation activities in 2011. It also identifies the key questions facing the funding of innovation, including the VC activities in 2012 and the development of new funding schemes. A large section of the paper addresses the US Federal policy in the field of innovation, including the “Start up America” initiative. Although challenged by various negative factors, such as the poor economic outlook, the US innovation system appears both robust and flexible.
And that’s only the first part ! Next week’s article will explore the new funding and support methods for entrepreneurs, and will highlight the hottest US industries and clusters for 2012 !