JUNE 17-19, 2024
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2024 SBIR/STTR Program

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Sessions

Monday June 17

7:00Registration
8:00TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary Keynotes
10:00Coffee Break
10:30SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: SBIR 101
11:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Agency Reverse Pitches
12:00Lunch Break
12:00TechConnect World, SBIR/STTR Pavilion, and EPA P3 Exhibit Hall Opens
1:30SBIR: Inside the Head of an Evaluator
1:30SBIR: Navigating Agency Differences
2:45SBIR: Finding Help and Support
2:45SBIR: Get to Know NSF SBIR
3:30SBIR: Spotlight NIH SBIR
3:30SBIR: Executing My Award
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception, Poster Session I (4:00 - 6:00)
4:00SBIR/STTR Pavilion

Tuesday June 18

7:00Registration
8:00TechConnect Keynote Program
9:00Coffee Break
9:15SBIR: Spotlight on DOE
9:15SBIR: DoD Success Stories
10:30SBIR: NSF Project Pitch Process
10:30SBIR: DoD Evaluator and TPOC Panel
10:30SBIR: Commercialization
10:30SBIR: Phase III
12:00Lunch Break
12:00TechConnect World, SBIR/STTR Pavilion, and EPA P3 Exhibit Hall Opens
1:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit
1:00SBIR: Working with Defense Primes
2:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit
2:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit

Program

Monday June 17

7:00RegistrationConvention Center Pre-Function
8:00TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary KeynotesMaryland C
Session chair: Jennifer Rocha, Dalia Yablon, Matthew Laudon, TechConnect 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
8:15MXenes – 2D Building Blocks for the Future Technology
Y. Gogotsi, Drexel University, US
8:40Scalable Production of Hierarchical Carbon-Based Aerogel Materials for Filtration Applications
C. Arnold, Princeton University, US
9:15TBA
D. Syed, U.S. Small Business Administration, US
10:00Coffee BreakConvention Center Pre-Function
10:30SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: SBIR 101Maryland A
E. Page-Littleford, SBA, US
11:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Agency Reverse PitchesMaryland A
EPA
A. Richards, EPA, US
ED
E. Metz, ED, US
NIST
J. Colucci, NIST, US
NOAA
D. Parks, NOAA, US
DOT
D. Shaffer, DOT, US
USDA
T. Neville, USDA, US
DHS
C. Benesh, DHS, US
NASA
K. Woodman, NASA, US
DOE
E. Chant, DOE, US
HHS
S. Fertig, HHS, US
NSF
L. Portnoy, NSF, US
DoD
G. Sims, DoD, US
12:00Lunch BreakOn own
12:00TechConnect World, SBIR/STTR Pavilion, and EPA P3 Exhibit Hall OpensExpo Hall BC
1:30SBIR: Inside the Head of an EvaluatorMaryland 1-2
Learn key insights on the criteria used to evaluate SBIR/STTR proposals.
Moderator
E. Hawkes, SBA, US
A. Richards, EPA, US
D. Parks, NOAA, US
M. Coffman, USDA, US
E. Chant, DOE, US
1:30SBIR: Navigating Agency DifferencesMaryland A
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.
Moderator
N. Kamei, SBA, US
S. Fertig, HHS, US
D. Lang, DHS, US
G. Sims, DoD, US
J. Gray, NIST, US
2:45SBIR: Finding Help and SupportMaryland 1-2
This panel will highlight the types of support available for applicants on their SBIR journey
K. Covey, FAST, US
TBA, USPTO, US
R. Shuman, I-Corps (NSF), US
R. Uba, MBDA, US
2:45SBIR: Get to Know NSF SBIRMaryland A
This is your chance to get to know the NSF SBIR Program more fully. Hear from four NSF SBIR Program Directors about what they look for in an applicant/application.
Moderator
N. Kamei, SBA, US
B. Schrag, NSF, US
P. Atherton, NSF, US
H. Ahn, NSF, US
L. Portnoy, NSF, US
3:30SBIR: Spotlight NIH SBIRMaryland 1-2
Take a deeper dive into the many facets of the NIH SBIR/STTR Program. You will gain an understanding of "What is an NIH IC?", "What are Specific Aims?", "What is a good impact score?", and so much more.
Moderator
S. Fertig, HHS, US
E. Billingslea, NIGMS, US
M. Rajagopal, NIH, US
K. Ashmont, NIH, US
3:30SBIR: Executing My AwardMaryland A
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.
Moderator
E. Garland, Eva Garland Consulting, US
E. Blatt, Scale Firm, US
B. LaCroix, Jameson & Company, US
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception, Poster Session I (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall BC
4:00SBIR/STTR PavilionExpo Hall BC
EPA
ED
NIST
NOAA
DOT
USDA
DHS
NASA
DOE
HHS
NSF
DoD
Army
DMEA
DARPA
DHA
Navy
AFWERX
MBDA
SBA

Tuesday June 18

7:00RegistrationConvention Center Pre-Function
8:00TechConnect Keynote ProgramMaryland C
Session chair: Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect ATI, US
8:00SBA Growth Accelerator Competition
B. Sickler, Office of Investment & Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration, US
8:10Advanced Manufacturing in Space - Catalyst Community Launch
M. Laudon, TechConnect ATI, US
8:15Commercial Space Office (COMSO) and the recently signed DoD and USSF Commercial Space Strategies
J. Leader, U.S. Space Force, US
8:35In-Space Manufacturing as a Profitable and Investable Business
R. Roettgen, E2MC Ventures, CH
9:00Coffee BreakConvention Center Pre-Function
9:15SBIR: Spotlight on DOEMaryland 1-2
Hear directly from DOE Program Managers about formulating SBIR/STTR topics and selecting meritorious applications for award. Topics: Responsive grant applications, engaging with the DOE at various times and more.
Moderator
E. Chant, DOE, US
M. Shinn, NP, US
E. Burrows, DOE, US
9:15SBIR: DoD Success StoriesMaryland A
The $2 billion DoD SBIR Program encompasses 14 components. Hear directly from agency Directors about their organizations and learn how SBIR/STTR is part of your daily life (and you don’t even know it).
Moderator
G. Sims, DoD, US
T. Temple, Army, US
D. Carroll, AFWERX, US
J. Thabet, DARPA, US
TBD, US Navy, US
10:30SBIR: NSF Project Pitch ProcessMaryland 1-2
The Project Pitch Process is unique to the NSF SBIR Program. Learn the elements of a successful project pitch.
B. Schrag, NSF, US
10:30SBIR: DoD Evaluator and TPOC PanelMaryland A
Hear directly from the people writing SBIR/STTR topics and evaluating the proposals. Topics: keys to a successful proposal, what you should know about TRLs and MRLs, and so much more.
Moderator
C. Gibney, DHA, US
D. Cassenti (Invited), Army, US
A. Franke (Invited), AF, US
L. Branthoover, Navy, US
A. Roots (Invited), CBD, US
10:30SBIR: CommercializationMaryland 1-2
Learn about programs that can support your transition to development and production. Learn what you can do to better position yourself for assistance.
D. Bohanan (Invited), DoD, US
C. Rabke, DOE, US
C. Sasiela (Invited), NIH, US
10:30SBIR: Phase IIIMaryland A
Learn the keys to a successful SBIR/STTR journey and Phase III success.
Moderator
M. Williams, DoD, US
A. Grijalva, SpaceWERX, US
B. Shipley, Navy, US
C. Wright (Invited), MDA, US
J. Kessler, NASA, US
12:00Lunch BreakOn own
12:00TechConnect World, SBIR/STTR Pavilion, and EPA P3 Exhibit Hall OpensExpo Hall BC
1:00SBIR/STTR Innovation SummitMaryland 1-2
1:00SBIR: Working with Defense PrimesMaryland A
Gain insight into the role major primes play in acquisition programs and how R&D from other businesses transitions into those programs.
Moderator
M. Williams, DoD, US
2:00SBIR/STTR Innovation SummitMaryland 1-2
2:00SBIR/STTR Innovation SummitMaryland A
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