SSTI’s 2018 Annual Conference

SSTI is excited to announce that our Annual Conference will be taking place Dec. 3-5, 2018, in the growing innovation arena of Salt Lake City, Utah. Along with our host partner — the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) — SSTI is looking forward to showcasing the elements that have earned the region the reputation as a burgeoning technology hub.

Find the answers to the crucial lessons of how that success was achieved and USTAR’s role in helping build Utah’s innovation economy. Discover the elements that are driving the growth while you reconnect and network with other leaders in the field. And learn more about the role of R&D, capital, workforce, and public/private partnerships in building a successful technology-based economy from the panels of experts and thought leaders that will gather at the conference.

Put the event on your calendar today and register online!

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About SSTI & the Conference

SSTI strengthens initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Our annual conference is the largest gathering of policymakers and practitioners from federal, state and local government, nonprofits, investors, and higher education in the country. More info on 2018 will be available soon, but you can get a sense of the speakers and content at last year’s event site.

Learn more about SSTI at


USTAR conducts its technology-based economic development mission through a diverse portfolio of programs and services focused in three areas: principal researchers, competitive grant programs, and technology entrepreneurship services. Learn more about USTAR at


Rates are just $575 for members – with a discount of $55 for additional members from the same org and $725 for non-members. Don’t be left out in the cold – register online for SSTI’s 2018 Annual Conference today!

The conference will be held at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, and attendees have a room rate of just $170 per night.

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We greatly appreciate these organizations’ support for SSTI’s 2018 Annual Conference:


FLC is the formally chartered, nationwide network of over 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers that fosters commercialization best practice strategies and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace.

Rev1 is a venture fund that helps entrepreneurs build great companies. Combining investment capital with a unique blend of services through our startup studio, we propel innovation for startups and corporate innovation teams. Our seasoned, data-driven team helps lay the foundation for scalable growth with the skills to evolve a product, sell to customers, and build the right team. Named a top VC investor in the Great Lakes Region, Rev1 manages a continuum of financial support from corporate and community partners, as well as the Ohio Third Frontier. Rev1 was named the Most Active VC in Ohio in 2016 by CB Insights.

TEConomy Partners is a global leader in research, analysis and strategy for innovation-based economic development. Today, TEConomy Partners is helping nations, states, regions, universities, institutions and industries blueprint their future and translate knowledge into prosperity.

The Launch Place, an investor in early stage companies, strives to foster an environment for new and serial entrepreneurs to raise capital and garner the support system needed to take their products and/or solutions into the market place.