This report examines the operations of the APT, reviews its extensive assessment program, and provides NRC Committee findings concerning the ATP’s operations and recommendations for potential improvements to the program. The report includes a summary of a major conference held in April 2000 as well as seven papers, including surveys of the industry participants or users of the ATP program, a summary of the results of fifty awards, detailed assessments of major joint ventures, and a description of the current selection process. It is the most comprehensive study to date of the program’s origins, operations, achievements, and assessment. Its conclusion: the program works.
Table of Contents
|Foreword and Executive Summary||1-8|
|Overview of the Papers||59-62|
|Summary of Symposium Proceedings||63-82|
|Findings and Recommendations||83-98|
|Panel I: The ATP Objective: Addressing the Financing Gap for Enabling Technologies||105-116|
|Panel II: ATP's Assessment Program||117-130|
|Panel III: Stimulating R&D Investment||131-144|
|Panel IV: Assessing Progress: Case Study Cluster||145-159|
|Panel V: Assessing the ATP Assessment Program: Challenges and Policy Issues||160-172|
|The ATP Competition Structure||173-188|
|Leveraging Research and Development: The Impact of the Advanced Technology Program||189-210|
|Estimating Economic Benefits from ATP Funding of New Medical Technologies||211-222|
|Enhanced R&D Efficiency in an ATP-funded Joint Venture||223-238|
|Estimating Future Benefits from ATP Funding of Digital Data Storage||239-248|
|Perspectives on the Determinants of Success in ATP-sponsored R&D Joint Ventures: The Views of Participants||249-258|
|Taking a Step Back: An Early Results Overview of Fifty ATP Awards||259-278|
|Annex A. Authorizing Legislation for the Advanced Technology Program||279-286|
|Annex B. Biographies of Contributors||287-294|
|Annex C. Participants List, 25 April 2000 Conference||295-298|
|Annex D. Internal and External Reviews of the ATP, Analyses Commissioned by the Office of Economic Assessment||299-302|
|Annex E. Bibliography||303-314|
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