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Prizes! Innovation, Risk Shifting,and Avoiding Contracts and Grants

Monday, December 15, 2014

From Columbus's brash proposal to discover an Atlantic route to the East Indies, Lewis and Clark's epic cross-country expedition to the Pacific Coast, to the Space Race that first landed humans on the moon, government institutions have inspired transformational quests and pioneering endeavors that slashed the Gordian Knots of their time.

While innovation occurs constantly—incentivized by familiar devices such as patents, research grants, public procurement, and tax deductions&mdas


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