Interviews with SSTI Award Winners

Podcasts are an effective learning tool for TBED policymakers and practitioners seeking guidance in approaches to building and sustaining tech-based economies. Through exclusive interviews with Excellence in TBED award recipients, find out first-hand how these nationally recognized programs successfully responded to a critical need by applying innovative approaches to generate substantial economic gains for their region.

Most Promising Initiative

Creating a Better Future through Economic Opportunity


Creating a Better Future by Supporting & Converting Research (Previously Awarded as Expanding the Research Capacity and Commercializing Research)

Research Capacity

Commercializing Research

Creating a Better Future through Entrepreneurship & Capital (Previously Awarded as Building Entrepreneurial Capacity and Increasing Access to Capital)

  • Lee Herron of the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA)



Creating a Better Future through Competitive Industries (Previously Awarded as Improving Competitiveness of Existing Industries)

Enhancing the Science & Technology Workforce

  • Susan Palisano of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies
  • Sheryl Bryan of the Virginia Council on Advanced Technology Skills (VCATS)


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