S.2802 - American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2006
A bill to improve American innovation and competitiveness in the global economy. view all titles (2)
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- Short: American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2006 as introduced.
- Official: A bill to improve American innovation and competitiveness in the global economy. as introduced.
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Official Summary5/15/2006--Introduced.American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2006 - Directs the President to: (1) convene a National Science and Technology Summit to examine the health and direction of the U.S. science and technology enterprise; (2) establish a President's Council on Innovati
American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2006 - Directs the President to:
(1) convene a National Science and Technology Summit to examine the health and direction of the U.S. science and technology enterprise;
(2) establish a President's Council on Innovation and Competitiveness; and
(3) establish the Innovation Acceleration Grants Program to support and promote innovation in the United States.
(1) National Academy of Sciences to study barriers of U.S. businesses to innovation;
(2) Assistant Secretary for Economic Development of the Department of Commerce to prepare and implement a strategy for greater funding for innovation in regional economic development; and
(3) Secretary of Commerce to publish a Guide to Developing Successful Regional Innovation Hot Spots.
Requires the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to:
(1) establish a grant program to implement innovation-based experiential learning in elementary or middle schools;
(2) expand the Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program to include an additional 1,250 fellowships and grants for each program over the next five-year period;
(3) establish a clearinghouse and pilot programs relating to the creation or improvement of professional science master's degree programs;
(4) study how the federal government should support the new discipline of service science; and
(5) determine how federal awards and research activities assist in meeting critical national needs in physical sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Directs the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to:
(1) establish an Aeronautics Institute for Research;
(2) along with other officials, coordinate basic and fundamental research activities related to physical sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and
(3) establish a Basic Research Executive Council.
Authorizes appropriations through FY2011 for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (Hollings Program). Requires the NIST Director to:
(1) establish the Standards and Technology Acceleration Research Program;
(2) support research and development of advanced manufacturing systems;
(3) establish a pilot program of collaborative manufacturing research grants;
(4) establish a program of competitive awards among participants in the Hollings Program; and
(5) reestablish the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Technology.
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