Regional Prosperity Through Innovation

A changing landscape. That’s the phrase that keeps coming up as we talk with SSTI members and regional stakeholders across the country. But our communities are always changing, so what makes this time feel so different for those encouraging regional prosperity? Is it a period of transition or transformation? Over two days, more than 300 practitioners, shareholders and policymakers interested in participating more effectively in this changed landscape will convene in Chicago to share best and promising practices in response to the new opportunities arising.

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  • Website Sponsor


    • Idaho National Laboratory

      Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is a U.S. Department of Energy multiprogram research and development laboratory serving at the nexus of energy supply and security.

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  • Conference program


    • September 14, 2014
      • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMFirst-Time Attendees/New Members Welcome
      • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMOpening Reception @ 1871
      • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMYoung Professionals’ Meetup

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  • Testimonials


    • Donn RubinPresident & CEO, BioSTL

      “At the annual SSTI gathering I can always count on interacting with the smart, creative people who are at the forefront of driving innovation-based economic growth in our country.”

    • Sita Sailaja PappuDirector, Office of Commercialization, Washington State University

      “I was very impressed with the terrific program that SSTI put together. It was very timely, engaging and informative. The information I learned was very helpful in what I do in my job. It addressed the current trends and issues that are relevant to the audience today.”

    • Belinda SnyderProgram Manager, Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation, Los Alamos National Laboratory

      “The SSTI Conference is arguably the single-most important TBED event of the year. A must-attend for those who want to stay at the forefront of their discipline.”

    • John W. HardinExecutive Director, Office of Science & Technology, North Carolina Department of Commerce

      “The great programmatic content, combined with great networking, make SSTI’s conference my favorite source of information and intelligence to support my work.”