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SSTI Releases 3rd Program Brief: California RTAs Highlighted

December 18, 1998

The State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI) has released its most recent publication, California's Regional Technology Alliances. This is the third in a series of Program Briefs designed to highlight states' experiences with various initiatives.

The Regional Technology Alliances (RTA) program was initially designed to provide matching funds for California projects applying for funding from the Technology Reinvestment Project. The RTAs have since developed into organizations that provide technology-based companies with access to technical and business service providers, information on current and upcoming state and federal funding opportunities and technology assistance programs.

The RTAs, which are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego, also seek to facilitate technology transfer from government laboratories to and among local companies, link smaller companies with larger firms, and assist emerging companies in finding sources of equity financing.

Other publications in the Program Brief series are Maryland's Investment Financing Programs and Kansas' Commercialization Centers. The series is available for downloading from the SSTI web site at http://www.ssti.org/