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A bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce
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Office of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship (OIE)

National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE)

The National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE) is charged with identifying and recommending solutions to issues critical to driving the innovation economy, including enabling entrepreneurs and firms to successfully access and develop a skilled, globally competitive workforce.

The Council will serve as a vehicle for ongoing dialogue with the entrepreneurship and workforce development communities, including working with business and trade associations. The duties of the Council are solely advisory, and it reports to the Secretary of Commerce through the Economic Development Administration and the Office of the Secretary.

From 2010-2012, NACIE supported President Obama's innovation strategy by helping to 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.

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2016-2018 NACIE members gather on the Navy Steps at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building
just prior to their first meeting on October 6, 2016.



2010-2012 reports

The Innovative and Entrepreneurial University: Higher Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Focus (PDF)

Department of Commerce, National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2013)
Read about how universities across the country are supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in order to strengthen the regional economy, create jobs and keep America competitive.

Improving Access to Capital for High-Growth Companies (PDF)

Department of Commerce, National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2011)
To improve access to capital for early-stage high-growth companies, NACIE recommend a series of measures that can mitigate seed and startup investment risk while leading to an increase in the overall pool of available capital.