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Nov 15 -- The SBA Office of Investment and Innovation is issuing this notice to solicit nominations of current or former small business owner, community leader, official from a small business trade association or academic institution, or member of the innovation community to be considered for appointment by the SBA Administrator as a member of the [new] Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee (IIEAC). The Committee serves as an independent source to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Administrator on matters broadly related the U.S. startup and small business innovation ecosystem, and more specifically supporting innovation across the U.S.; developing and/or evolving SBA programs and services to address commercialization hurdles; addressing vulnerabilities and gaps in funding domestic invention and innovation; facilitating and enabling broad access and participation in Federal innovation support and funding programs.

Nominations for membership on the IIEAC will be accepted on a rolling basis. After initial committee member selection, membership will be filled as positions become available. SBA expects the committee will have up to 15 members and meet three times a year.

FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-24842
FACA database webpage: https://www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/apex/FACAPublicCommittee?id=a10t000000LZIbDAAX

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