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
Assemblymember
Rocky Chavez
California, Assembly District 76
Governor
Jerry Brown
California
Assemblymember
Shirley Weber
California, Assembly District 79
Councilmember
Lorie Zapf
City of San Diego, District 2
Representative
Darrell Issa
U.S. Congress, California District 49
Representative
Scott Peters
U.S. Congress, California District 52
Councilmember
Chris Ward
City of San Diego, District 3
Councilmember
Georgette Gómez
City of San Diego, District 9
Mayor
Kevin Faulconer
City of San Diego

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......... May 17th 2018

Meet the Entrepreneur - May 17

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Join us as we kick-off this new speaker series featuring diverse founders and entrepreneurs as they share their stories about how they got involved in the startup world and advice for the next...
......... May 24th 2018

FrameWorks Workshop: Winning SBIR/STTR Funding: Raising Your Chances for Success

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW Southern California stretching from Los Angeles through Irvine and Riverside to San Diego is comprised of a myriad of high-caliber research universities and new small business...
......... July 23rd 2018

2018 Most Innovative New Product Awards - Submissions Now Open!

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The Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards is a CONNECT signature event that annually honors the celebrities of innovation along with their groundbreaking new products launched within the past two...