• Benchmark your company with other innovation companies through SME CONNECT Roundtables that cover a wide spectrum of your key management team: CEO, Finance, Operations, Chief Software Architect, HR, and Logistics.
  • Participate in the SME CONNECT Salary Survey series and discover best practices for growth companies that extend beyond direct compensation.
  • Showcase your company to over 600 innovation executives at the CONNECT with CONNECT events.
  • Join companies like QUALCOMM, SONY, Pfizer, Entropic, Cymer and others that have leveraged new product launches with the Most Innovative Product (MIP) Awards.
  • Join our Member-to-Member discount program to promote your product/service to the regional innovation economy.


  • Send your executives to Timely Topics, the easiest way to make sure your executives speak the language of the innovation economy.
  • Experience first-hand the very latest in the scientific community by attending Frontiers in Science and Technology.
  • Send your executives to discover ‘new’ business basics through the CONNECT Frameworks Workshops (Leasing, Alternative Financing, Mergers & Acquisitions, IP Protection).
  • Attend the MIT Forum—Learn directly from CEOs and experience MBA-level education.
  • Advocate on behalf of the regional Innovation economy. Support policy efforts that directly affect your business.


  • Take advantage of CONNECT Perks—CONNECT endorsed products that save you money: UPS, Herman Miller, Dell and many more to come.
  • Participate in our nearsourcing initiative. Find lower cost suppliers locally or become a new supplier to the regional innovation economy.
  • Take advantage of priority attendance and member discounts to over 300 CONNECT affiliated events a year.
  • Take advantage of member-to-member discounts offered exclusively for members of CONNECT.


Program Contact:

Karen Halle
Director of Business Development
Email: khalle@connect.org
Phone: (858) 964-1312
Fax: (858) 964-1301 


San Diego
Office Address

8950 Villa La Jolla Drive
Suite A124
La Jolla, CA 92037

Mailing Address
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive
Suite A124
La Jolla, CA 92037