U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has named Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship this week. The group will develop policies that foster entrepreneurship and identifying new ways to take great ideas from the lab to the marketplace to drive economic growth and create jobs.
Secretary Locke hosted an innovation forum on July 15 at the Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center along with the Commerce Department’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Economic Development Administration. The forum engaged university leaders and key stakeholders in discussion on the role of universities in innovation, economic development, job creation and commercialization of federally funded research.
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