Gainesville chamber launches innovation policy group


The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it has created an Innovation Policy Group (IPG) to help develop an innovation policy agenda for various levels of government that helps advance the Chamber’s vision to make the Gainesville region a global hub for talent, innovation and opportunity.

The innovation policy agenda will be designed to span across various industries and complement existing efforts of Innovation Gainesville (iG) and economic development initiatives like the Gainesville Area Technology Council (GATC) and the Advanced Manufacturing Association of North Central Florida (AMANCF).

Assistant Vice President and Director of the University of Florida’s Office of Technology Licensing and the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator and former iG co-chair, David Day, will chair IPG.

“In recent years through iG, Gainesville has demonstrated great potential in becoming a global leader in innovation, and this policy group will help the Chamber advocate on policies that will foster the growth of innovation in our region and set an example for the state and nation,” said Tim Giuliani, President & CEO of the Gainesville Chamber. “David Day is a natural fit to lead this group, coupling his knowledge of bringing innovation to market and the great leadership he provided to iG since its inception.”

“We are excited about the direction this group can provide the Chamber in developing pro-innovation policy to help build and strengthen a sustainable and thriving economy,” Giuliani added.

The IPG will provide feedback to the Gainesville Chamber’s Public Policy Committee, which will work with the Chamber’s Board of Directors in developing policy positions and collaborating with elected officials to continue leading our community forward.

Please contact for more information about the Innovation Policy Group and the Chamber’s work in other policy arenas such as energy, transportation and small business growth.

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