Invite: Wed, Feb 27th - Accelerating Innovation w/Nish Acharya of the Dept of Commerce

It has long been a tenet of our work here at NDN/NPI that as a response to the rising levels of competition our companies and workers are facing today, our policy makers should strive to accelerate innovation throughout the American economy.  

To help us get a glimpse of the latest thinking from the Obama Administration on how to best accelerate innovation in the US, we are excited to host Nish Acharya, Director of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration for a lunch here at NDN/NPI on Wed, February 27th. 

Under Mr. Acharya’s leadership, the EDA has helped to implement the i6 Challenge, an innovative multi-agency grant that encourages and rewards groundbreaking ideas that accelerate technology commercialization, new venture formation, job creation, and economic growth across the United States.  He will be updating us on the progress of the i6 Challenge and other Obama Administration efforts.  

Lunch will be served at noon, and the program will begin at 1215pm.  Please RSVP here to reserve your slot. 

Thanks and see you on Wednesday the 27th!

John Grant

Director, Next Economy Partnership Project