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Raimondo to Head Council on Improving Diversity in Innovation

Oct. 27, 2021, 3:30 PM

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo will take the reins of a national initiative to promote innovation by women and minorities as part of the Biden administration’s broader strategy to improve gender equity.

The Council for Inclusive Innovation, formerly known as the National Council for Expanding American Innovation, will work to promote groups that are underrepresented in patenting, the Patent and Trademark Office announced Wednesday.

The rebranding and reinvigoration will allow the council to redouble its efforts, Raimondo said in a letter to the group.

The council will develop and implement recommendations on increasing diversity in innovation, building on programs started by ...

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