Public Policy

CONNECT advocates for innovation coast to coast by working with policy makers and elected officials who are leading the charge to push our national innovation economy forward.

FUNDING GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH

CONNECT works to ensure that federal funding to the region is expanded driving groundbreaking new research.
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

CONNECT supports a strong patent system and opposes measures that would undermine job creation and the capability of emerging companies to innovate.
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TAX REFORM

CONNECT supports a tax code that encourages innovation by simplifying reporting requirements and enhancing business growth through smart incentives.
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21st CENTURY WORKFORCE

America's future depends on a workforce that meets the demands of the innovation economy. CONNECT supports reforming the H1-B visa program closing the innovation gap to drive tomorrow's disruptive ideas to market.
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FUNDING GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH

CONNECT works to ensure that federal funding to the region is expanded driving groundbreaking new research. More Info

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

CONNECT supports a strong patent system and opposes measures that would undermine job creation and the capability of emerging companies to innovate. More Info

TAX REFORM

CONNECT supports a tax code that encourages innovation by simplifying reporting requirements and enhancing business growth through smart incentives. More Info

21st CENTURY WORKFORCE

America's future depends on a workforce that meets the demands of the innovation economy. CONNECT supports reforming the H1-B visa program closing the innovation gap to drive tomorrow's disruptive ideas to market. More Info

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SELECTED ELECTED OFFICIAL & GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

Featured are a selection of the hard-working representatives we collaborate with to make San Diego, and the nation, a stronger place to build businesses that change lives.

Assemblymember
Brian Jones
California, Assembly District 71
Regional Advocate
Yvonne Lee
U.S. Small Business Administration, Region IX
Councilmember
Mark Kersey
City of San Diego, District 5
Councilmember
Lorie Zapf
City of San Diego, District 2
Assemblymember
Lorena Gonzalez
California, District 80
Councilmember
Chris Cate
City of San Diego, District 6
Supervisor
Ron Roberts
San Diego County, District 4
Assemblymember
Marie Waldron
California, Assembly District 75
Regional Administrator
Donna Davis
U.S. Small Business Administration, Region IX
Senator
Patricia Bates
California State Senate, District 36

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......... October 18th 2018

Frameworks Workshop IP Track: Basics of Obtaining Commercially Effective IP 2018

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW Intellectual property rights are often key to the foundation, growth and ultimate survival of a company. For technology and bio-science companies, the ability to raise funding is...
......... November 15th 2018

Frameworks Workshop: IP Track - Establishing An Effective Bio-Science IP Portfolio 2018

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW Bio-science companies rely more heavily on having an effective intellectual property portfolio than do companies based on other technologies. This workshop will cover basic elements...
......... November 29th 2018

2018 Most Innovative New Product Awards

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Join us for the 31st annual Most Innovative New Product Awards! The MIP Awards is a CONNECT signature event that annually honors the celebrities of innovation along with groundbreaking new products...