The Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT), San Diego is a unique partnership of academia, industry, and government working collaboratively to “fast track” enabling technologies addressing priority DoD and homeland defense needs from the research laboratory to the military and commercial marketplace.
In the late 1990’s, a number of organizations inspired by CONNECT in San Diego were founded in Northern Europe, in particular Connect Scotland and CONNECT Sweden. At the same time, groups from around the world were beating a path to CONNECT’s door, drawn by press reports of San Diego’s transformation from a sleepy Navy town into a high-tech center. In addition, a number of people at UCSD, notably Associate Vice Chancellor Mary Walshok, a co-founder of CONNECT in 1985, had a strong interest in regional innovation systems worldwide. These influences and interests came together in the founding of Global CONNECT in 2003. Global CONNECT seeks to work with regions around the world to understand and further develop their innovation systems. We believe that linking these regions through the Global CONNECT membership network serves the interests of all regions, including San Diego.
At LLNL, teams of physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers and other researchers work together to achieve technical innovations and scientific breakthroughs and transform these advances into solutions to nationally important problems. We continually push the frontiers of knowledge to build the scientific and technological foundation that will be needed to address the national security issues of the future.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing broad-based economic value for its members and the international region. Over the years, the Chamber has been involved with public policy issues that have successfully shaped the face of the San Diego we know and love. Balboa Park in 1868 was nothing more than 1,400 acres of sagebrush until the Chamber of Commerce, in 1909, raised the funds to create the park that we know today. Likewise, in 1962, the Chamber’s Harbor Committee helped pass the legislation needed to complete the construction of the Coronado Bay Bridge seven years later.
Today, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is still one of the most influential forces in local government and regional economic development. With more than 3,000 members, the Chamber of Commerce is actively involved in public policy and providing valuable resources to its members. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is still the nonprofit business advocacy group that Alonzo Horton envisioned more than a century ago. With more than 130 years of experience, the Chamber offers unprecedented benefits, discounts, and opportunities to make San Diego businesses prosperous. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to pave the way for a growing regional economy as we venture into the new millennium.
High Tech High began in 2000 as a single charter high school launched by a coalition of San Diego business leaders and educators. It has evolved into an integrated network of schools spanning grades K-12, housing a comprehensive teacher certification program and a new, innovative Graduate School of Education. High Tech High’s mission is to develop and support innovative public schools where all students develop the academic, workplace, and citizenship skills for postsecondary success.