PCAST meets for first time during Biden Administration

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology met for the first time under the Biden administration in late September, kicking off a series of listening sessions structured around the five questions President Biden posed to his Eric Lander, his Science Advisor.

The first listening session dealt with challenges facing U.S. competitiveness in key technology sectors and featured a panel focused on barriers to technology commercialization and strategies for spurring regional innovation and domestic manufacturing. The issue is central to the administration’s “Build Back Better” strategy and the Department of Commerce that has already launched a program to spur “regional industry clusters” using COVID relief funds.

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