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TBED Works: Stories of Success Celebrated During SSTI Conference

October 07, 2009

Developing and implementing a successful TBED initiative that generates substantial economic gain for a state or region is no easy feat. SSTI’s third annual Excellence in TBED awards recognize outstanding achievements in tech-based economic development from innovative programs across the nation, emphasizing impact, strategic value and replicability.

The anticipation has been building for months. Join us in celebration on Thursday, Oct. 22 at lunch for the highly-anticipated unveiling of 2009 Excellence in TBED award recipients when a select group of organizations will join the small ranks of those chosen from across the nation as a best practice in the field of tech-based economic development.

Stories that illustrate how TBED succeeds in improving our nation’s competitiveness are presented during two dedicated breakout sessions following SSTI’s awards ceremony. Conference participants are provided the opportunity to explore the award-winning programs in depth directly with program administrators on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and Friday at 9:00 a.m.

2007 & 2008 Excellence in TBED Award Winners

Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholars® Program (2007)
Expanding the Research Infrastructure

Maryland Technology Transfer Fund (2008)
Georgia Research Alliance VentureLab (2007)
Commercializing Research

SCLaunch (2008)
Technology 2020 (2007)
Building Entrepreneurial Capacity

Innovation Works Seed Fund (2008)
Connecticut Innovations Eli Whitney Fund (2007)
Increasing Access to Capital

Virginia Council on Advanced Technology Skills (2007)
Enhancing the Science & Technology Workforce

Connecticut’s Center for Advanced Technology Manufacturing Supply Chain Integration (2008)
The Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (2007)
Improving Competitiveness of Existing Industries

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