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SSTI’s Innovation Advocacy Council holds virtual Hill Days to support federal innovation programs

March 11, 2021

Last week, members of SSTI’s Innovation Advocacy Council headed online for this year’s Hill Days in support of increases to FY 2022 appropriations for key innovation programs. Congresswoman Haley Stevens, vice-chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, kicked off the meetings by speaking with the IAC members. Stevens focused the group on the importance of science and innovation in helping to address the country’s immediate crises, as well as improving our long-term competitiveness. In all, IAC members held more than two dozen meetings with congressional offices and received largely positive responses to requests to increase funding for the Economic Development Administration’s Build to Scale program and the Small Business Administration’s Regional Innovation Clusters and Federal and State Technology Partnership programs.

To add your support to SSTI’s outreach efforts, contact Jason Rittenberg (rittenberg@ssti.org).