APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) was created to help leaders of APLU member universities—including presidents and chancellors, senior research officers, provosts, other officers and their staffs—plan, assess, and communicate their institutions’ work in local and regional economic development. CICEP members are concerned with the study and effective practice of university economic engagement - efforts that foster innovation and entrepreneurship, talent and workforce development, and social, cultural and community development through the stewardship and development of place— all with an emphasis on collaborating with partners from government, communities and industry.
Members of CICEP include leaders and professionals from across the university campus who work on issues related to university engagement in economic development, including vice presidents/chancellors, directors, and staff from:
CICEP leads efforts to share best practices in these areas, and develops tools to help public research universities build and enhance partnerships with government, industry, and other science, research, and economic development organizations.
CICEP is convened by APLU's Office of Economic Development & Community Engagement and 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 engagement; and with the Council on Governmental Affairs on issues related to science and innovation policy and advocacy. CICEP's member leadership is comprised of a presidential Chair, a senior economic engagement officer as Secretary and an Executive Committee made up of leaders of the committees and working groups that help advance the agenda of the Commission. CICEP established and governs APLU's signature Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Designation and Awards Program. CICEP supports and engages with broader APLU funded projects and initiatives.
Are you at an APLU member campus? Join us and get engaged. Email us at OEDCE@aplu.org.