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Free NIST TIP-MEP Regional Meeting at SSTI Annual Conference on Oct. 21

September 30, 2009

"Tapping the Technology Innovation Program and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership"

On October 21, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m, SSTI is co-hosting a regional meeting with officials from the Technology Innovation Program (TIP) and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) that we encourage you or one of your colleagues to attend. TIP and MEP are two of the most market-driven programs operated by the federal government. Both programs have launched new investments and innovative services in the last year. The meeting will give you a chance to learn about:

  • New federal funding opportunities;
  • New resources to support early-stage research;
  • New products and services to expand manufacturing;
  • New tools to help foster growth and innovation in companies you work with;
  • New models to accelerate technology commercialization and translation; and,
  • New ideas about ways to integrate state, local and federal investments.

Who should attend?

  • Company officials responsible for new product development;
  • Local and regional economic developers interested in innovation;
  • University technology transfer officials;
  • Managers from non-profits interested in commercialization of new technologies; and,
  • State agency technology program managers.


The meeting will be held at:
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
6100 College Boulevard
Overland Park, Kansas

A small room block is being held at the rate of $152/night. Rooms must be booked by October 6 to get the rate. Call the hotel at 913.234.2100 to book your room; ask for the State Science & Technology Institute meeting block or visit http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=0904235450&key=A29E1.

To register for the meeting, please go to: http://www.ssti.org/tipreg/tipreg.htm. For more information about the SSTI conference, visit: www.ssticonference.org