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SSTI Co-Hosts TIP-MEP Regional Meeting on March 12

February 11, 2009

On March 12 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in San Francisco, SSTI is co-hosting a meeting with officials from the Technology Innovation Program (TIP) and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) that we would 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.

To register for the meeting, please go to: http://www.ssti.org/tipreg/tipreg.htm

The meeting will be held at:
JW Marriott San Francisco
500 Post Street (corner of Post and Mason)
San Francisco, CA 94102
alternate reservation number 800.228.9290

A small room block is being held at the government rate of $164/night. Rooms must be booked by Feb. 18 to get the rate, which will be honored up to three days pre/post event depending on availability. Call the hotel at 415.771.8600 to book your room; ask for the State Science & Technology Institute - TIP/MEP meeting block.