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.

Councilmember
Chris Cate
City of San Diego, District 6
Councilmember
Mark Kersey
City of San Diego, District 5
Assembly Speaker
Toni Atkins
California, District 78
Senator
Kamala Harris
U.S. Senate, California
Representative
Duncan Hunter
U.S. Congress, California District 50
Assemblymember
Shirley Weber
California, Assembly District 79
Regional Administrator
Donna Davis
U.S. Small Business Administration, Region IX
Assemblymember
Brian Maienschein
California, Assembly District 77
Councilmember
Myrtle Cole
City of San Diego, District 4
Representative
Juan Vargas
U.S. Congress, California District 51

SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN POLICY

......... August 28th 2018

Office Hours @ CONNECT with Paul Hastings - August 2018

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW As a service to San Diego startup companies, CONNECT is partnering with select strategic advisor and professional services companies to provide entrepreneurs with an opportunity to...
......... 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...