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.

Mayor
Kevin Faulconer
City of San Diego
Supervisor
Ron Roberts
San Diego County, District 4
Councilmember
Georgette Gómez
City of San Diego, District 9
Representative
Susan Davis
U.S. Congress, California District 53
Senator
Patricia Bates
California State Senate, District 36
Commissioner
Kara Stein
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Representative Ambassador
Michael Froman
U.S. Trade Commission
Councilmember
Todd Gloria
City of San Diego, District 3
Governor
Jerry Brown
California
Councilmember
Mark Kersey
City of San Diego, District 5

SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN POLICY

......... May 2nd 2017

May 2017 CONNECT Entrepreneur Happy Hour

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Join us at CONNECT DT @ DeskHub on the first Tuesday of every month for our Entrepreneur Happy Hour! Beer, wine, and light fare will be provided. This is a great way to get introduced to the San ...
......... May 23rd 2017

Frameworks Workshop SBIR/STTR Track: Roadmap to Commercialization

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW Why is the right business model critical to your venture start-up’s success? Can a bad value proposition kill your business? How well do you really know your target customer? Why do...
......... June 1st 2017

FrameWorks Workshop: Increasing Your Capacity to Innovate

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW Innovations can be small or large—from incremental step-changes to outright breakthroughs. Successful organizations have the dependable ability to inspire creativity and harness...