Members of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity
(CICEP) include professionals from across the institution with interest in issues related to university engagement in economic development, including vice presidents/chancellors, directors, and staff from: economic development, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, research and graduate administration, academic affairs, public and governmental affairs, business and engineering departments, and others connected to the university role and impact in economic development. CICEP leads efforts to share best practices in these areas, and develops tools to help institutions build and enhance partnerships with government, industry, and other science, research, and economic development organizations. CICEP works closely with a number of other APLU groups to support their efforts as they touch on issues related to innovation and economic development. For example, CICEP works with the Council on Research
on issues related to intellectual property and technology development; with the Council on Engagement and Outreach
on issues related to community and regional development; and with the Council on Governmental Affairs
on issues related to innovation, the economy, and public policy.