JUNE 17-19, 2024
WASHINGTON, DC    

 

2023 SBIR/STTR Program

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Sessions

Monday June 19

8:00TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary Keynotes
8:00SBIR/STTR Innovator Training Workshop (Additional Fee Required)
1:30SBIR/STTR Innovator Training Workshop (Additional Fee Required)

Tuesday June 20

8:30Joint TechConnect & SBIR/STTR Keynote Program
10:30SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: SBIR 101
11:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Reverse Pitches
1:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Navigating Agency Differences
1:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: DoD Deep Dive
2:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: SBIR Success Stories
3:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Getting Help
2:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: NSF Deep Dive
2:30SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: NIH Deep Dive
3:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: NASA Deep Dive
3:30SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: DOE Deep Dive

Wednesday June 21

8:00SBIR/STTR Agency Table Tops - 8:00am-12:00pm
9:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Inside the Head of an Evaluator
9:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Working with DoD Primes
10:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Executing My Award
10:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Cybersecurity Resources for Small Business Research
11:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Spotlight - Federal Resources to Support Climate Solutions
11:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Phase III
1:00SBIR/STTR ESO Meeting (Private Meeting)

Program

Monday June 19

8:00TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary KeynotesMaryland A
Session chair: Matthew Laudon, TechConnect Division, ATI, US
8:00Welcome to TechConnect
M. Laudon, TechConnect ATI, US
8:05TechConnect Overview: Connecting Research, Accelerating Innovation
D. Yablon, J. Rocha, TechConnect ATI, US
8:15Army xTech - Innovation Acceleration
A. D'Agostino, Army xTech, US
8:30The Future of Biosensing: Detecting Emerging Properties that Signal Underlying Disease Susceptibilities
L. Sohn, University of California, Berkeley, US
8:00SBIR/STTR Innovator Training Workshop (Additional Fee Required)Maryland 4-5
SBIR/STTR Overview & Phase 1 Proposal Development
J. Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group, US
SBIR/STTR Accounting Basics
E. Jameson, Jameson CPA, US
Phase II Proposal Preparation
J. Hollister, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, US
1:30SBIR/STTR Innovator Training Workshop (Additional Fee Required)Maryland 4-5

Tuesday June 20

8:30Joint TechConnect & SBIR/STTR Keynote ProgramMaryland A
Session chair: Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect Division ATI
8:35Fast-tracking National R&D Opportunities
M. Stebbins, ATI, US
8:50Materials & Manufacturing Innovation Priorities
J. Sopcisak, Manufacturing Capability Expansion & Investment Prioritization (MCEIP), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD) for Industrial Base Policy (IBP), US
9:15SBIR/STTR Keynote Panel: Investment, Innovation, & Strategic Capital for Critical Technologies – SBIR/STTR, US
E. Page-Littleford, Office of Investment & Innovation, US
B. DeVries, Office of Investment & Innovation, US
J. Rathje, DoD, US
10:30SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: SBIR 101Maryland A
E. Page-Littleford, Office of Investment & Innovation, US
11:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Reverse PitchesMaryland A
11:00A. Richards, EPA, US
11:05E. Metz, DoED, US
11:10J. Gray, NIST, US
11:15G. Lind, NOAA, US
11:20B. Kendrick, PHMSA, US
11:25M. Coffman, USDA, US
11:30B. Renner, DHS, US
11:35E. Nelson, NASA, US
11:40E. Pierstorff, NSF, US
11:45E. Chant, DOE, US
11:50S. Fertig, HHS, US
11:55S. Celis, DOD, US
1:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Navigating Agency DifferencesMaryland 3
An inside look into the world of SBIR/STTR. You should leave with an understanding of how to figure out which agency is right for you and concrete next steps.
D. Lang, DHS, US
H. Ahn, NSF Program Director, US
D. Carroll, AFWERX, US
S. Fertig, NIH, US
1:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: DoD Deep DiveMaryland 4
J. Thabet, DARPA, US
C. Barnhill, MDA, US
A. Roots, CBD, US
D. Price, DLA, US
C. Gibney, DHA, US
J. Wallace, NGA, US
2:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: SBIR Success StoriesMaryland 3
Hear about the entrepreneurial journey from SBIR/STTR recipients.
C. Rabke, DOE, US
M. Dinsmore, Beacon Interactive, US
L. Avila, Kitware, Inc., US
K. Liu, Circulomics, US
3:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Getting HelpMaryland 3
This panel will highlight the various types of support available through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). This session will also address Federal programs available to support ESOs.
E. Hawkes, Jr., Office of Investment & Innovation - SBA, US
O. Okabam, Oklahoma Tom Love Center, US
H. McClendon, Louisiana Business and Technology Center, US
C. Matsuki, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation, US
2:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: NSF Deep DiveMaryland 4
B. Schrag, NSF, US
2:30SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: NIH Deep DiveMaryland 4
S. Fertig, NIH, US
3:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: NASA Deep DiveMaryland 4
Q. Bonds, NASA, US
J. Eng, NASA, US
3:30SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: DOE Deep DiveMaryland 4
E. Chant, DOE, US

Wednesday June 21

8:00SBIR/STTR Agency Table Tops - 8:00am-12:00pmMaryland 1-6 Hallway
U.S. Department of Defense, US
U.S. Navy, US
U.S. Air Force, US
U.S. Army, US
HHS/NIH, US
U.S. Department of Energy, US
USSOCOM, US
DARPA, US
DHS, US
DHA, US
NASA, US
USDA, US
CDC, US
NOAA, US
MDA, US
EPA, US
US DOT, US
US Department of Education, US
US SBA, US
9:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Inside the Head of an EvaluatorMaryland 3
Learn key insights on the criteria used to evaluate SBIR/STTR proposals.
E. Hawkes, Jr., Office of Investment & Innovation, US
J. Thabet, DARPA, US
N. Nahar, USDA, US
E. Nelson, SBIR, US
J. Franca-Koh, NCI/NIH, US
9:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Working with DoD PrimesMaryland 4
Gain insight into the role major primes play in acquisition programs and how R&D from other businesses transitions into those programs.
M. Williams, DoD, US
P. Staszak, Boeing, US
A. Carroll, Raytheon, US
C. Owens, Lockheed Martin, US
T. Reid, Northrop Group, US
10:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Executing My AwardMaryland 3
Leave with an understanding of what needs to be done during Phase I to comply with grants/contracts and to put your organization in the best position for Phase II.
E. Garland, Eva Garland Consulting, LLC, US
E. Blatt, Scale LLP, US
B. LaCroix, Jameson & Company, US
J. Ure, Cherry Bekaert Advisory, LLC, US
10:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Cybersecurity Resources for Small Business ResearchMaryland 4
Leave with an understanding of what needs to be done during Phase I to comply with grants/contracts and to put your organization in the best position for Phase II.
E. Page-Littleford, Office of Investment & Innovation, US
K. Kiernan, Office of Investment & Innovation, US
R. Mittal, DHS, US
11:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Spotlight - Federal Resources to Support Climate SolutionsMaryland 3
G. Lind, NOAA, US
A. Richards, EPA, US
J. Kessler, NASA, US
E. Chant, DOE, US
B. Schrag, NSF, US
11:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Phase IIIMaryland 4
Learn the keys to a successful SBIR/STTR journey and Phase III success.
T. Hill, NAVAIR, US
R. Couick, GSA, US
R. Simpson, TechOpp Consulting, US
B. Guaf, Innovative Defense Technologies, US
1:00SBIR/STTR ESO Meeting (Private Meeting)Chesapeake 10
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