Foreign Relations & International Law

ChinaTalk: How to Solve America's R&D Bottlenecks

Jordan Schneider
Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 6:24 PM

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Bell Labs is dead, long live Bell Labs! This week's guest, Ilan Gur, the CEO of, has a plan to improve America's R&D apparatus: fund start-ups that allow entrepreneurial researchers to pursue the practical applications of their world-class basic research. We discuss why we're lucky to have Moderna and BioNTech (beyond the obvious reasons), the impact of research moving from corporations to universities, the Endless Frontier Act, why patents don't equal innovation and more.

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Jordan Schneider is the host of the ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter. He previously worked at Kwai, Bridgewater and the Eurasia Group. His Chinese landscape paintings "show promise."

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