Creative video prompts investment in higher education and research


A creative team at Colorado State University, on behalf of 14 organizations that support higher education and research, released a video on Thursday, Feb. 27 encouraging the Federal Government to close “Innovation Deficit.” The innovation deficit is defined by the Close the Innovation Deficit website as “the widening gap between the actual level of federal government funding for research and higher education and what the investment needs to be if the United States is to remain the world’s innovation leader.”
The video, a series of fast-paced sketches and narration explaining the “Innovation Deficit” that exists in federal investment, was created in lieu of President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal on Tuesday, March 4.