This proposal aims to invest in high-quality innovation research. Our goal is to overcome bottlenecks on two key margins. First, we want to scale innovation research using economics toolkits by overcoming entry barriers to the field. Specifically, we will introduce more young scholars to the cutting-edge of research and equip them with leading research methods. Second, we seek to overcome barriers within the existing innovation research community – barriers that limit the dissemination of new ideas, limit social networks, limit the diversity of thought, and limit collaborative opportunities. Ultimately, our goal is to encourage scholars, including new scholars, to advance research that can rigorously inform policy debates about how to best foster innovation, scientific advance, and economic growth.