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Free NIST TIP-MEP Regional Meeting at SSTI Annual Conference on Sept. 14

August 18, 2010

"Tapping the Technology Innovation Program and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership"
On September 14th from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 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 offered by the federal government. The meeting will give you a chance to learn directly from officials with the two programs 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 R&D or new product development;
  • Local and regional economic developers interested in innovation;
  • University technology transfer officials;
  • Managers from nonprofits interested in commercialization of new technologies; and
  • State technology-based economic development program managers.

Attendance for the regional meeting is free, but registration is required. To register for the meeting, please go to: http://www.ssti.org/tipreg/tipreg.htm. You can also sign up when you register for the conference.

The meeting will be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, and will immediately precede SSTI's 14th Annual Conference (separate registration required.) For more information regarding SSTI's conference, Accelerating Regional Innovation: The Road Ahead for Technology-based Economic Development, please visit: http://ssticonference.org/.

For those participants coming into town the night before the MEP/TIP Regional Meeting, a small room block is being held at the Omni William Penn at the rate of $189/night plus tax. Rooms must be booked by August 23. Call the hotel at 1-800-THE-OMNI begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-800-THE-OMNI      end_of_the_skype_highlighting to book your room; ask for the State Science & Technology Institute meeting block.