Upcoming Webinars

SSTI Webinars are a great way to keep up on the major issues and initiatives impacting technology-based economic development. The live interactive webinars provide a convenient and cost-effective platform to learn about new approaches and tools that can help you in your work. This informative and educational webinar series is hosted by SSTI staff, thought leaders and colleagues from around the country with relevant experience and knowledge.

What to Expect

  • In-depth examinations of current state and regional approaches to financing startup companies, crowdfunding and commercializing university research, among others;
  • Strategies for successful economic transformation through intelligent, strategic investments in tech-based economic development; and,
  • Stimulating dialogue and thought-provoking exchange among your peers from across the country.

Upcoming Webinars

2017 Regional Innovation Strategies Program Informational Webinar
Monday, May 22 @ 3 p.m. EDT | Register

SSTI is hosting with the Economic Development Administration an informational webinars regarding the 2017 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. Under the RIS program, Commerce is soliciting applications for $17 million in funding awards. These awards are intended to help develop regional innovation ecosystems that provide support and funding to startups engaged in the commercialization process that ultimately lead to high-growth companies – the drivers of regional economic prosperity and job creation.


  • Andria Fisanich, Program Analyst, U.S. EDA Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Eric Smith, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. EDA Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Date: Monday, May 22
Time: 3 p.m. EDT
Cost: Free to SSTI members and non-members

Register Today!

SSTI Creating a Better Future Awards podcast series

Listen to our 2016 winners as they discuss their organization’s award-winning innovation economies initiatives and provide best practices that can help create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in your community. These free live podcasts will allow you to ask questions that are important to improving your professional and organizational efforts. This month, the free live podcast series will highlight (click links to register):

Learn more about the podcast series and about the Creating a Better Future Awards at sstiawards.org

Upcoming webinars will be announced soon.

* SSTI members receive at least one free webinar per year. Contact Jason Rittenberg (rittenberg@ssti.org | 614-901-1690) to access your complimentary registration.