About SSTI

SSTI strengthens initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

A national nonprofit organization, SSTI offers information and services that are needed to succeed in today's innovation economy. We strive to maximize the capacity of our members to deliver successful outcomes within the context of the complex innovation communities in which they participate.

Since its inception in 1996, SSTI has worked to share lessons learned from a nationwide network of practitioners and policymakers dedicated to creating a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. SSTI conducts research on common performance standards, identifies best practices, analyzes trends in and policies affecting the innovation economy, and fosters greater connection and cooperation among and between all public, private and nonprofit organizations encouraging prosperity.

Communication
SSTI supplies information through:
 

  • SSTI's website: Our website allows users to learn more about the latest developments in and leading approaches to creating a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, including searching more than 20 years of SSTI-authored news stories.
  • SSTI Weekly Digest: SSTI's free weekly electronic newsletter provides readers with valuable, timely information on critical issues affecting the tech-based economic development community.
  • Funding Supplement: This members-only weekly email provides readers with application information, eligibility criteria and submission deadlines for hundreds of funding opportunities offered by the federal government, foundations and others.

Education
SSTI's Annual Conference offers invaluable opportunities for practitioners and policymakers to further their professional development and learn how to apply best practices to their situation. Through seminars led by seasoned professionals, the conference offers participants the chance to discover successful approaches to creating a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, gain information about new and existing federal programs, and reach a better understanding of trends impacting today's innovation economy.

Information
SSTI maintains current and historical information about tech-based economic development programs and the impact they have. Our website's search function puts more than 20 years of information in easy access.

Research
SSTI conducts research to provide practitioners and policymakers with information essential to the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and programs that help create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Additionally, SSTI members can access a members-only section of the website that includes issue briefs and reports prepared exclusively for SSTI members.


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