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Advanced Technology Leadership is a professional network of advisors, managers, and executives in strategic areas of technology development and implementation. Industry experience includes marine communications, medical systems and semiconductor/materials processing, with expertise in instrument design, system integration, risk assessment/mitigation, SW/HW verification/validation, budget/schedule/project management, IP safeguards, quality systems, regulatory, and foreign/domestic contract manufacturing. The firm has a demonstrated history of rapidly evaluating and integrating complex systems, delivering every project at or under budget.
About American Wave Machines, Inc.: AWM is the creator of wave technology for surf parks, hotel/resorts, recreation, and research applications. SurfStream®, the world’s first standing wave machine, is a technology breakthrough that delivers authentic surfing capability in a compact space. The company also offers PerfectSwell™ generators for wave pools, custom surf pool design, and integrated water treatment systems for surf pools. www.americanwavemachines.com
American Cargoservice, Inc. (ACS) is a San Diego based domestic and international freight forwarder, formed in 1991 and focused on project logistics for industrial and manufacturing firms. We offer a wide range of transportation services including ocean and air freight, U.S. domestic trucking, and related services for domestic, export and import shipping through our network of more than 4,700 offices in 190 countries.
ACS project transportation capabilities range from overweight / oversize freight, remote site deliveries, and Dangerous Goods shipments, to cargo insurance and ATA Carnets. Our inbound service supports shipments from domestic or international suppliers.
ACS puts special emphasis on export compliance for Departments of Commerce (EAR), State (ITAR), and various government agency regulations.
We offer professional customer service and individual attention to each customer’s needs.
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Assure Controls provides rapid assurance of water quality using patented, innovative biosensor technology. By combining optical measurement and detection capabilities in nearly automated instrumentation with disposable test kits containing sensitive live, bioluminescent plankton; we assure that water is safe for its intended use and reduce the time, cost, and complexity of water quality testing. The original technique is licensed from the U.S. Navy and has been used by our customers in the BP oil spill, by the U.S. EPA, and by stakeholders seeking water quality information on ballast water of shipping vessels.
Bellamare manufactures and commercializes remotely operated vehicles that can be customized to carry a variety of client’s specific payloads. Bellamare’s ISIIS towed vehicles have been specifically designed for plankton imaging and are used for fisheries research, marine biology and environmental impact assessment . The company also provides engineering consulting services to the oceanographic industry, with a focus on building custom underwater enclosures.
Carlsbad Aquafarm is Southern California’s only shellfish aquafarm growing eco-friendly Mediterranean Mussels, Pacific Oysters, Green Abalone, Manila Clams, Red Ogo Seaweed, and Green Ulva Sea Lettuce in the unspoiled Pacific Ocean waters of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad, California.
Using suspended long-line cultivation and shore-based recirculating seawater tanks, the farm strives to have minimal impact on marine habitats, wild fish populations, water quality, and the community. Rigorous laboratory testing and purification systems keep products safe while close proximity to the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas allow the farm a quick turn-around from harvest to shipping and delivery. The result is fresh, high quality local products with a small carbon footprint.
Carlsbad Aquafarm is committed to sustainable mariculture and pursuing a necessary balance between the demand for responsible seafood production and the preservation of our oceans’ resources.
Coastal Environments, Inc. is a certified small-business enterprise that provides multidisciplinary oceanographic and engineering services. Services include physical oceanography, coastal engineering, marine geology, biological monitoring, and environmental impact assessments. Coastal Environments has conducted projects all over the world, including in North America, South America, the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. Clients include private industry, municipalities, state and federal agencies, private foundations, and nongovernmental organizations. Coastal Environments works closely with several oceanographic instrumentation firms and has staff available to assist in the implementation of various field and numerical studies focusing on the direction of waves, currents, and winds.
Cook + Schmid constructs compelling narratives to help businesses and organizations achieve their strategic goals. Because at the end of the day, effective marketing and PR depends on weaving a story that resonates with your most important audiences. In the current environment, no single communications platform, by itself, is adequate. That’s why we combine public relations, media relations, social media, advertising, content development, mobile apps, websites, video, events and creative technology to communicate your advantages across multiple channels — as a powerful, unified and integrated campaign. We have successfully worked with companies in the maritime, defense, high tech, science, health, government and research sectors. Our content and media relations team includes former editors and reporters from international technical and scientific journals, as well as top-tier news and business outlets. We excel at explaining complex technology and issues in ways that are easily understood and appreciated for their broader implications. Our corporate culture is focused on achieving a measurable return on investment for clients. Based on documented results, the Public Relations Society of America has recognized Cook + Schmid’s work with four Silver Anvils, our industry’s highest national honor for strategic programs. For more information, go to www.cookandschmid.com or call us at 619-814-2370 X12.
Warfighters, law enforcement professionals, and first responders turn to Esri for the geospatial technology to access, analyze, and visualize complex data and get answers to what’s happening and where. Esri, the world leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, provides a wide variety of communities with a standards-based enterprise platform for servers, desktops, and mobile devices.
Innovative uses of GIS as a critical infrastructure include the Commercial Joint Mapping Toolkit (CJMTK), which the U.S. Department of Defense relies upon as the toolkit standard for C2I developers; NATO’s Core Geographic Services project for support of mission-critical and time-sensitive decisions; and the ruggedized, field-ready CJTMK Geospatial Appliance (CGA) that provides on demand, mission-ready maps using National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) geospatial data to warfighters, analysts, and mission planners.
Float Incorporated is a corporation providing services that include research, design and development of marine oriented products and specializes in very large floating platforms. Float’s immediate objective is to make known to the world, as expeditiously as possible, the availability of these technologies and the understanding of how to implement and use them properly.mersibles, satellites, precision mechanisms and oceanographic instrument.
Since its founding in 1975, Hydranautics has been committed to the highest standards of technology research, product excellence and customer satisfaction. Hydranautics entered the reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment field in 1970, and is now one of the most respected and experienced firms in the membrane separations industry. Hydranautics became part of the Nitto Denko Corporation when it was acquired in 1987. Hydranautics corporate headquarters is located in the city of Oceanside, California in a 160,000 sq.ft. (14,684 m2) manufacturing facility residing on 14 acres, all owned by Hydranautics.
Hydranautics’ continuing commitment to research and technology results in the ongoing development of a range of specialized membrane products. Hydranautics’ products are currently in use on seven continents throughout the world for such diverse applications as potable water, boiler feedwater, industrial process water, wastewater treatment, surface water treatment, seawater desalination, electronic rinse water, agricultural irrigation and pharmaceuticals.
Comprehensive customer service and support are available virtually around the clock and around the world. Hydranautics’ global business base is supported by a network of worldwide sales offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Hydranautics is the first membrane manufacturer to meet the highest quality standards with ISO 9001 Quality System Certification.
Both Hydranautics and Nitto Denko take pride in setting industry standards for technical excellence and product quality, and welcomes the opportunity to respond to your most challenging water treatment requirements.
IDE Americas , a wholly owned subsidiary of IDE Technologies a pioneer and world leader in water technologies, with particular strengths in desalination. The company specializes in the development, engineering, production and operation of advanced desalination systems and innovative industrial solutions, such as green solutions for snow making, thermal energy storage, large-scale space cooling/heating, and water and effluent purification. Founded in 1965, IDE has established itself as the clear leader of desalination technology and in cost effectiveness for both thermal and membrane technologies – such that many of the largest desalination projects in the world are IDE projects. It stands out as one of the few companies with extensive expertise in both thermal and membrane technologies. To date, the company has delivered some 400 plants of various types and sizes throughout the world – a number that is continually growing.
San Diego East County Economic Development Council is the birthplace of Connectory.com, an online network containing detailed capabilities profiles of U.S. industrial and technology companies across all industries at every level of the supply chain. The goal is to link U.S. businesses to each other and to provide information about the industrial and technology base of the economy. The East County EDC is a dynamic, award-winning nonprofit organization of leaders committed to a healthy, vital economic climate and quality of life in the East County region.
Luce Forward is considered one of the leading San Diego-based law firms. Its attorneys participated in preparing the founding legal documents of the City of San Diego in 1889, and more recently, wrote the founding documents of The Security Network. Luce Forward attorneys also obtained trademark registrations on The Security Network name and “Fostering Innovation Through Collaboration.” As one of San Diego’s largest and oldest law firms, Luce Forward attorneys have been helping clients move their businesses forward for over 135 years. A California law firm with a national reputation in the defense and maritime industries and more than 30 different areas of law, Luce Forward has grown to become home to approximately 200 attorneys in six offices statewide including San Diego (2 offices), Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County and Rancho Santa Fe.
McKinney Advisory Group is a full-service real estate firm focusing on the representation of tenants and maximizing the value of our clients’ investments. We specialize in sales, lease and business incentives negotiations on a local, regional, and national scale as well as providing lease administration and asset and property management services. Additionally, we represent our clients in the strategic acquisition, disposition and financing of real estate investments.
Our approach is to understand every facet of our client’s business to execute a transaction strategy that saves time and money. Further, we seek to enhance the traditional broker representation model by providing many of our services at no extra cost to our clients. The commitment to that goal has resulted in repeat customer business on behalf of such corporate clients as Ford, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Alberto Culver, Hughes, Texaco USA, Eastman Kodak, Eli Lilly, US Freightways, Molina Healthcare, Mattel, and BAX.
Headquartered in La Jolla, California, National University is California’s second-largest independent nonprofit university, with a statewide enrollment of more than 17,000 full-time equivalent students. The flagship institution of the National University System, the University was founded in 1971 to make lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging and relevant to a diverse population of nontraditional learners. National consists of 29 campuses in 11 major metropolitan areas throughout California and Nevada and offers 62 graduate and undergraduate degree programs and 17 teacher credential programs. That includes 38 online degree programs and more than 300 online courses, as well as one of higher education’s largest collections of electronic books and journals. A majority of National’s programs are available through a unique one course per month format. For more information regarding National University, please visit the website at www.nu.edu
Ocean Innovations represents some of the leading manufacturers of underwater equipment and marine technology. The products we provide are used by oceanographic researchers, commercial, military and scientific divers, hydrographic surveyors, environmental engineers, defense contractors, and the offshore industry.
PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP
Oceans cover 66% of the planet. Pillsbury covers 100% of your needs. Pillsbury clients are the energy companies, technology innovators and visionary investors redefining the benefits of the world’s oceans. To help them achieve their goals, we field a team of lawyers experienced in the legal issues raised by offshore projects and investments involving the world’s oceans—from intellectual property protections and financing considerations to public policy advocacy and NOAA/DOE regulatory compliance. To learn more, visit www.pillsburylaw.com.
- Leading legal teams in Energy, Environment, Finance, Intellectual Property, and Corporate law
- Advising on offshore kinetic energy and wind energy projects
- Recognized as one of the world’s leading environmental law firms for NEPA and California Coastal Commission matters
- Liaison with the U.S. Department of Energy on loan guarantees and investments
- Public policy team includes the former General Counsel of NOAA
Nearly 50 years ago, with the creation of the San Diego Unified Port District, the State of California entrusted the Port to protect and develop nearly 6,000 acres of tide and submerged lands along San Diego Bay through a regional governance approach. Today, the Port strives to foster a world-class Port through excellence in public service.
To fulfill its obligations to residents and visitors, the Port balances economic vitality and community benefit, addressing maritime and tourism industry interests, water and land recreation, environmental stewardship and public safety. Its tidelands trust resources are wide-ranging and include precious and irreplaceable deepwater berths on two maritime cargo and two cruise ship terminals, 18 dedicated public parks, the leases of several hundred tenant and sub-tenant businesses, and more. Environmental initiatives focus on conserving resources, reducing waste, and preventing pollution; public safety needs are served by the Port’s Harbor Police department, which provides police and marine firefighting services along San Diego Bay’s Port tidelands and for the San Diego International Airport.
The Port is governed by a seven member Board of Port Commissioners, appointed to four-year terms by each of five Port’s cities: Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, and San Diego. The Port is self-sufficient and fiscally responsible, operating on revenues generated along the tidelands. The Port collects no taxes, though is authorized to do so.
ProFinance is an investment banking firm (Broker-Dealer – member FINRA/SIPC) headquartered in San Diego. ProFinance provides traditional investment banking services — M & A advisory and debt & equity placements. Clients are private and public companies active in low- to high-tech industries. The electronic security industry has been an area of specialization for ProFinance since its inception in 1985. For more information, visit www.profinance.com.
San Diego French-American Chamber of Commerce established in 1996, is a member-driven, non-profit organization. The SDFACC is part of the New York-based French-American Chamber of Commerce that encompasses a network of 19 Chapters and Associates throughout the United States. We are also part of the “Union des Chambres de Commerce et d’Industrie Francaises a l’Etranger” (UCCIFE), which comprises 114 French Chambers of Commerce in 78 countries.
The mission of the San Diego French-American Chamber of Commerce is to foster business contacts and serve as a networking environment for French, French-speaking and American business executives in order to:
* Promote the French and American local business community
* Support French and American companies with their trade needs
* Support French entrepreneurs in starting a business in San Diego
* Support American entrepreneurs in starting a business in France
San Diego Regional EDC implements strategies that set the San Diego region apart from our competitors as a thriving center of technology and entrepreneurship. Fueled by the support of 150 companies deeply committed to regional prosperity, our mission is to strengthen San Diego’s diverse economy to compete in the global marketplace and to position the region as the world’s premier business location. Our job-growth strategy leverages the region’s highly skilled workforce, innovation economy, leadership in cutting-edge industries, and outstanding quality of life.
Economic development in a competitive global economy requires a blend of aggressive business development and proactive policy initiatives.
Our business development program focuses on corporate expansion through outreach to executives in high-wage, high-growth, technology-driven industries. Through targeted attraction campaigns and a network of partners, we promote regional assets to attract corporate investment from innovation industries. In partnership with Imperial County and Baja, California, we leverage the unique assets of our bi-national mega-region Cali Baja to position San Diego at the forefront of the economic upturn and capture high-paying jobs in our region.
EDC’s policy program also reflects the priorities of our investors and technology industry association partners. Our role is to lead proactive initiatives to enhance the region’s competitiveness for corporate investment and jobs.
SeaBotix Inc. is the world leading manufacturer of MiniROV systems. The “Little Benthic Vehicle” series of underwater remotely controlled systems has become the preferred platform throughout the world’s militaries and government agencies. Revolutionary designs including the LBC ship hull crawler system, SARbot rapid response rescue system and the CDS deep water system have become the benchmark in portable and capable ROV systems. Developing integrated solutions with state of the art technology has brought SeaBotix to the forefront of the industry. The US Navy, US Army, Canadian Navy, Swedish Navy, Australian Navy, Singapore Navy to name a few are existing SeaBotix operators.
Seacoast Science A high technology company focused on the expanding chemical sensor and chemical detection market, located in Carlsbad, CA, just north of San Diego, Seacoast Science is privately held. Founded in February of 2003 by a group of dedicated scientists they have grown to include a technical staff with over 40 years of combined sensor research and development experience.
The company has patented MEMS microsensor technology and continues to file patents covering various designs, fields of use and applications related to their MEMS based technology. They currently hold licenses from the US Naval Research Laboratory for the manufacturing and use of chemi-selective polymers. Seacoast Science is also proud to offer a diverse line of microsensor systems, sensor elements, microsensor fabrication and test equipment.
Sea Con Brantner SEA CON® was the first manufacturing division within the SEA CON® Group. The facility located in El Cajon, San Diego houses design, engineering, manufacturing, quality control and testing. With a history of proven development, SEA CON® has become a focal point for the supply of electrical cable and system solutions within the Group. Over the years the SEA CON® Group has completed many successful onsite terminations, particularly for fiber optics. Due to cross training on products for personnel within the whole Group SEA CON® has been able to respond to many urgent requests for onsite work across the Globe.
South County Economic Development Council a non-profit organization was formed in 1989 by a group of South San Diego County business and community leaders, to promote education and encourage economic development in the South San Diego County Region. Our member cities include Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, San Diego, San Diego County, and the Port of San Diego. Working with our partners in Baja, we promote bi-national economic development with the cities of Mexicali, Tijuana, Tecate, Rosarito, and Ensenada.
Spyglass Biosecurity, Inc. is a California corporation founded in December 2007 to serve customers who require timely and precise information to manage water resources or to support water research. Spyglass serves our customers by delivering portable water laboratories with leading detection technologies that have been proven in a centralized laboratory setting and subsequently automated for the field environment.
Spyglass is the worldwide exclusive licensee to advanced technology from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). In addition to MBARI, Spyglass has secured the necessary strategic partnerships to deliver comprehensive solutions to our customers.
TechLaw LLP was launched when several independent intellectual property attorneys partnered to form a distinctive boutique intellectual property (IP) law firm. Our partners manage their own practices, collaborate to provide expert legal knowledge and full IP-related service capabilities to our global clients.
As experienced IP and business attorneys with advanced degrees in a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines, as well as a wealth of trademark, litigation and general corporate transactional experience, our uncommon skill set enables us to work with virtually any technology and service any client within IP areas of specialization. In addition to our deep, technical knowledge, our attorneys’ hands on entrepreneurial experience offers a unique perspective to our clients when providing legal advice.
With the advent of globalization and the nature of intellectual property, we recognize the magnitude of our clients’ needs. Our firm has far reaching capabilities with the ability to manage clients’ matters worldwide through a network of foreign associates and other service providers. At the same time, our unique business model allows us to offer an unmatched agile, individualized and affordable legal service.
Wells Fargo & Company is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet, and other distribution channels. Locally in San Diego, Wells Fargo has 104 banking store locations and has 3,200 team members; employing approximately 1 out of every 500 non-military working San Diegan. We continue to hire and are among the top 25 largest employers in San Diego. At Wells Fargo, we are committed to serving San Diego businesses and helping them succeed financially. As San Diego County’s #1 SBA 7(a) lender in both dollars and units, Wells Fargo financed $53.7 million through 108 loans to San Diego County small business owners in 2011. Wells Fargo has a history of making banking easier for our military members. Worldwide Military Banking offers standard loan and deposit products, and our military members receive valuable discounts, benefits, and other exclusive offers for their service to our country. For more information visit www.wellsfargo.com/military/. Wells Fargo employs more than 500 military-certified home mortgage consultants companywide – 22 in Southern California of which 13 are in San Diego. Wells Fargo continues to invest in our local communities. Last year, the company donated $5.1 million to 460 Southern California schools and nonprofits, with education receiving the most donations with $1.5 million. Through the 2011 United Way Community Support Campaign, team members donated $545,000 to local nonprofits and schools of their choice. In addition to monetary support, local team members volunteered a total of 30,000 volunteer hours last year.
World Trade Center San Diego (WTCSD) provides comprehensive international trade services and key global contacts to facilitate and expand trade for regional and worldwide clients. Leveraging its global network of World Trade Centers and affiliate partners, WORLD TRADE CENTER San Diego is the proven forum for international information, communications and connections. Establishing in 1994 to serve the growing needs of San Diego businesses, WORLD TRADE CENTER San Diego is an international business organization licensed by the World Trade Centers Association in New York, WTCA. Members include businesses or organizations involved in world trade. The World Trade Center San Diego acts as a matchmaker and reference for members, providing data on overseas markets and suppliers. Members benefit from counseling at each step of the export and import process. The staff resources and proprietary networks of WORLD TRADE CENTER San Diego work to connect members with the full range of international business opportunities.