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TIP-MEP Host Regional Meeting on Dec 9 in Atlanta

November 19, 2008

On December 9, two NIST programs will be hosting a meeting to explain how businesses can better take advantage of them. Officials from the Technology Innovation Program (TIP) and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) will provide an overview and discuss future directions for the programs. SSTI is co-hosting the meeting because we see it as an excellent opportunity for TBED organizations and their clients to learn more about and provide input on programs that could see dramatic increases in funding in an Obama administration.

The meeting will explore important topics, including: funding opportunities for businesses and joint ventures through TIP, explaining what "areas of critical national need" are and how companies and TBED groups can contribute, and exploring the Next Generation MEP including growth services, technology acceleration, supplier development, and sustainability.

The meeting is being held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. There is no fee to attend, but participants are asked to register at: http://www.ssti.org/tipreg/tipreg.htm A limited number of rooms are available at $141/night plus tax and can be reserved by calling 1-800-228-9290 or 404-521-0000. Ask for the SSTI room block.