The Social Science Research Council, the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS), and the Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) are pleased to welcome a new University Advisory Board to the Industries of Ideas project. Representatives from 35 universities nationwide have joined our National Science Foundation-supported collaboration to map the economic impacts of federal investments in university-based research in emerging technologies. The advisory board will provide critical input into a prototype data infrastructure linking person-level university grant data with state workforce data for the fields of AI and electric vehicle research. The board’s input will help ensure that the prototype is responsive to the needs of universities and can be scaled to other states, universities, and research areas.