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Commerce revives National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

May 26, 2022

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the appointment of 32 members to the National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE). Individuals chosen from a pool of more than 260 nominees will be charged with helping to identify and recommend solutions to drive the innovation economy.

“NACIE will be charged with developing a National Entrepreneurship Strategy that strengthens America’s ability to compete and win as the world’s leading startup nation and as the world’s leading innovator in critical emerging technologies. The council will help with identifying and recommending solutions to drive the innovation economy, including growing a skilled STEM workforce and removing barriers for entrepreneurs ushering innovative technologies into the market. The council also facilitates federal dialogue with the innovation, entrepreneurship, and workforce development communities,” according to the press release.

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Alejandra Y. Castillo and Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, director of the National Science Foundation will serve as NACIE’s two federal ex-officio co-chairs.

The full list of members can be viewed at https://eda.gov/oie/nacie/members/2022-24.

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