Expanding technology-based entrepreneurial business is critical to the U.S. economy, our members’ career vitality, and employment. The IEEE Entrepreneurship Policy and Innovation Committee (EPIC)'s mission is to advance the entrepreneurship and innovation policy interests of electrical, electronics and computer engineers, as well as related information technology professionals, with a specific focus on the small technology business needs of IEEE’s U.S. members and the overall economic health of the U.S. technical workforce. The scope of activities includes both public and private sector policymaking that directly affects IEEE’s U.S. members who are entrepreneurs and their employees.
Priority Issues & Activities
The Committee is charged to take appropriate actions, including but not limited to, development of information reports and assessments, surveys, formulation of proposed IEEE-USA position statements, preparation and presentation of testimony and regulatory comments, holding annual small technology business policy symposia, coordination of official and member grassroots communications with policy makers, coalition building and education of IEEE U.S. members and others on entrepreneurship, innovation and small technology business issues of concern.
The Committee will also provide knowledge, experience and support to IEEE’s U.S. members who start and grow entrepreneurial technology businesses.
Policy Position Statements
Chair: Nikita Rule
Senior Advisor, Government Relations
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