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SSTI launches new initiative to advance innovation policy

May 21, 2020

SSTI is launching a new initiative to improve innovation policy across the country with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. To achieve the goal of improving innovation policy, SSTI will be working with its members and other entrepreneurial support organizations to cultivate new policy champions from the ground up.

Over the next 18 months, SSTI will be working with 35 or more organizations to encourage and facilitate meetings around the country where state and/or federal lawmakers meet with the organizations that support tech- and innovation-driven entrepreneurship. These meetings will help drive home the importance of science, tech, innovation and entrepreneurship to their regional economies, and this understanding will lead to an interest in supportive policies.

SSTI will provide assistance to hosting organizations in advance of the meetings and also engage in follow up communications with the lawmakers to solidify the connections between the topics discussed at the meetings and impactful policy proposals.

This initiative is being supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as part of their America’s New Business Plan grant portfolio

SSTI looks forward to working with entrepreneurial support organizations and Kauffman to improve policies affecting tech- and innovation-driven entrepreneurship.

Contact Jason Rittenberg (rittenberg@ssti.org) to learn more, including how to get involved in the initiative.

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