The Innovators Network

The Innovators Network Foundation is focused on improving the environment for innovation and entrepreneurship around the world. Innovators Network Foundation’s network of experts positively advance the public debate over law and policy important to global innovation. Through the development of positions, writings, scholarship, studies, and speaking engagements, INF’s experts share their expertise with entrepreneurs and policymakers around the world.

Global unemployment represents a crisis on many levels, particularly among youth where unemployment rates are over 13%. Unemployment is a primary driver for poverty, disease, slowed economic growth, and even terrorism. Yet we see that there is work that needs to be done and jobs that need to be filled worldwide, which suggests deficiencies in education, infrastructure, and the application of technology. The Innovators Network Foundation is committed to research and the pursuit of innovative solutions for students and entrepreneurs around the world. IN advises governments and educational institutions on technology and trends while partnering with non-profits and commercial innovators to explore solutions for the short (labor mobility), medium (infrastructure, education), and long (education) terms.

Some of Innovators Network Foundation’s work includes:

Leading the user testing for the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications & Information Administration Mobile Application Transparency Code of Conduct. INF’s work set out to reveal the most effective methods to convey privacy information to users of mobile devices.

Participating in the Federal Trade Commission’s workshop on privacy disclosures in the online and mobile space. INF supported the work of Sara Kloek, who represented children’s app developers’ work on useful privacy disclosures to use within apps and in stores.

Partnering with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to study the impacts and issues of copyright law in the online space.

Intellectual Property Fellows Program

The program’s purpose is to progress the development of positions, writings, scholarship, and communications to positively advance the public debate over standard-essential patent law and policy. IP Fellows author blog posts, op-eds, and scholarly articles, and regularly speak at conferences and on panels about SEP law and recent developments.

For more information about the IP Fellows program contact Melissa Lee

Privacy Fellows Program

The program’s purpose is to progress the development of positions, writings, scholarship, and communications to positively advance the public debate commercial privacy law and policy. Privacy Fellows author blog posts, op-eds, and scholarly articles, and regularly speak at conferences and on panels about SEP law and recent developments.

For more information about the Privacy Fellows program contact Matt Schwartz

A Community for Innovators

The Innovators Network is focused on improving the environment for innovation and entrepreneurship around the world.

Innovation Policy

IN conducts groundbreaking research on the policy environment and its effect on innovation around the world.

Startup ELEV8r

IN works with innovative startups to help them raise capital, innovate, and grow.

IN Labs

IN is working on tools and research to help guide innovation-based companies to succeed.