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
Senator
Marty Block
California State Senate, District 39
Assemblymember
Marie Waldron
California, Assembly District 75
Representative
Duncan Hunter
U.S. Congress, California District 50
Assemblymember
Lorena Gonzalez
California, District 80
Councilmember
Todd Gloria
City of San Diego, District 3
Regional Advocate
Yvonne Lee
U.S. Small Business Administration, Region IX
Assemblymember
Shirley Weber
California, Assembly District 79
Councilmember
Scott Sherman
City of San Diego, District 7
Secretary of Labor
Tom Perez
U.S. Department of Labor

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......... July 10th 2018

All Talk - WaterTech: The Next Horizon

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About the Program The water industry has historically been risk-averse to implementing new technologies and altering existing processes. In order to address the challenges facing the water industry...
......... July 13th 2018

Office Hours @ CONNECT with Stradling - July 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...
......... July 23rd 2018

2018 Most Innovative New Product Awards - NOW Accepting Submissions

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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...