External Training Programs

Tech-Based Economic Development Education

SSTI provides resources that help T2 practitioners enhance their effectiveness and impact. SSTI is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving initiatives that support prosperity through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. SSTI conducts research on common performance standards, identifies best practices, analyzes trends in and policies affecting tech-based economic development, and fosters greater cooperation among and between all public, private and nonprofit organizations encouraging prosperity.

Online Education
SSTI offers monthly webinars on issues and initiatives important to tech-based economic development. Some of the topics you can expect to find are: in-depth examinations of regional approaches to financing startup companies and commercializing university research, strategies for successful economic transformation through strategic investments and thought-provoking dialogue among your peers from across the country.

Annual Conference
SSTI’s Annual Conference is the nation’s largest gathering of the tech-based economic development community. The conference focuses on creating a climate where economic growth occurs organically through science, technology and innovation. Attendees are state, local and regional policymakers and program managers, higher education officials and leaders of organizations active in tech-based economic development. The conference is held in the fall of each year. Find out more here: ssticonference.org