MITRE’s Horizon Strategy Framework provides a structure to help shape public-private cooperation and improve technology governance across the U.S. innovation market’s stakeholders.
The nation’s current innovation model falls short in the face of today’s technology needs and global market competition. The U.S. research and development (R&D) portfolio not only faces complex challenges that cross technological stovepipes, it struggles to fill the so-called “chasm” in the technology adoption life cycle between basic research and marketable commercial applications.
Innovators must also navigate an ecosystem fraught with challenges in technology governance and how new technologies interact with broader societal, legal-regulatory, and policy dynamics. These challenges must be addressed if we are to protect our innovation, integrate critical technologies into the economy, and grow our strategic advantage.
Government, industry, and academia must work together to address our most important science and technology (S&T) needs. A new level of cooperation is needed to prioritize R&D investment, fix flaws in the innovation paradigm, and apply system-of-systems thinking to “techno-system” challenges. A holistic approach to S&T innovation—focused on interdisciplinary and cross-sector problems of national importance but too complex to be solved by a single entity—can help ensure our global leadership in the most critical and competitive industries and technologies.
MITRE’s Horizon Strategy Framework provides a structure to help shape public-private cooperation and improve technology governance across the U.S. innovation market's stakeholders.