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New innovation advisory committee at the US Department of Commerce August 10, 2006

Posted by Tom in Innovation, Media.
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From Kevin Thompson at the US Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration – this looks to be an interesting group:

Commerce Department Announces Formation of Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee; Seeks Members from Business and Academic Communities; Applications Accepted up to September 29

The Economics and Statistics Administration within the Department of Commerce has announced the establishment of the Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee and outlined plans for the recruitment of members from the business and academic communities.

The Committee will advise the Secretary on new or improved measures of innovation in the economy in order to explain how innovation occurs in different sectors of the economy, how it is diffused across the economy, and how it impacts economic growth and productivity. The Committee will be charged with recommending new and improved statistics to help policy makers understand the innovation process.

The Committee will consist of not more than fifteen members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and composed of individuals from business and academia. Those from business will be knowledgeable about their industry sector and those from academia will be experts in their academic field.

The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

Applications for Committee membership will be received until the close of business September 29, 2006.

Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to send their applications for membership on the Committee by e-mail or facsimile to — E-mail: Anderson@esa.doc.gov, facsimile: 202-482-0432. For those individuals without Internet or facsimile access, applications may be mailed to Economics and Statistics Administration, attn: Measuring Innovation Committee, Room 4855, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

The August 10 FEDERAL REGISTER contains additional information about this Committee. Other contacts regarding the Committee formation are Elizabeth Anderson, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, ESA, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230: telephone: 202-482-3727 or Jacque Mason at 202-482-5641.

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