Commerce Department Seeks Innovation Advisers

Manufacturing executives have until September 29 to submit applications for membership on a panel that will advise U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez on innovation issues.

Dubbed the Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee, the panel of not more than 15 members is slated to counsel Gutierrez on new or improved measures of innovation that will help explain how innovation occurs, its extent across the economy and how innovation affects economic growth and productivity.

Application information is available at http://www.esa.doc.gov/.

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