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.

Lt. Governor
Gavin Newsom
California
Secretary of Labor
Tom Perez
U.S. Department of Labor
Councilmember
David Alvarez
City of San Diego, District 8
Regional Advocate
Yvonne Lee
U.S. Small Business Administration, Region IX
Representative
Juan Vargas
U.S. Congress, California District 51
Assembly Speaker
Toni Atkins
California, District 78
Senator
Joel Anderson
California State Senate, District 38
Senator
Patricia Bates
California State Senate, District 36
Senator
Marty Block
California State Senate, District 39
Assemblymember
Lorena Gonzalez
California, District 80

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......... September 5th 2016

Submissions Open for 2016 Most Innovative New Product Awards

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Submissions Open May 1 through September 5 for the 2016 Most Innovative New Product Awards! The Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards is a CONNECT signature event, held annually in December,...
......... September 8th 2016

CONNECT Member Breakfast

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW Come meet CONNECT Chief Executive Officer, Greg McKee, and other leaders of the San Diego innovation ecosystem at an informal breakfast hosted by CONNECT. The morning includes a...
......... September 29th 2016

Connect with CONNECT Fall 2016

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Save the Date for our Fall Connect with CONNECT! Mix and mingle with San Diego’s innovation A-list; leaders at startups to established companies in the life science and technology industries. Connect...