National SBIR/STTR Conference

Gaylord Hotel and Conference Center at Washington, DC, National Harbor

May 15-17, 2017 | Washington, DC

Co-Located with

National Innovation Summit and Showcase
TechConnet World Innovation

2017 SBIR/STTR Program Day-At-A-Glance

Monday, May 15, 2017
9:00 Pre-Conference Training Workshops, Additional Registration Required
10:00 Coffee BreakPotomac Registration Hall
12:00 Lunch (on own), Expo Hall Opens
1:00 Pre-Conference Training Workshops, Additional Registration Required
4:00 Joint Networking Reception: TechConnect, National Innovation Summit, National SBIR/STTR Conference Expo Hall
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
8:30 National SBIR/STTR Conference Keynotes Potomac A
10:00 Coffee BreakPotomac Registration Hall
10:30 SBIR/STTR Agency One-on-One Meetings
10:30 SBIR 101: The Basics Leaving the SBIR Nest- How to Leveraged SBIR Funding
11:40 R&D for a Public Purpose—The Granting Agencies Engaging Innovation Ecosystems
12:20 Networking Lunch (on own). Expo Hall OpensExpo Hall
1:20 SBIR/STTR Agency One-on-One MeetingsPotomac C/D
1:25 Show Me the Money—The Contracting Agencies Accepting Government Funding—Setting up an Auditing System, Accounting, and Avoiding Fraud Waste and Abuse
2:15 Innovating in Education Technology—Opportunities and Priorities Across SBIR Agencies Patenting High Tech: Domestic and Global
3:05 Seed Funding Health Technologies Prime Time—Partnering with DoD Contractors
3:50 DoD—Working with the Warfighter Recent Winners—If I Only Knew Then, What I Know Now
4:30 Joint Networking Reception: TechConnect, National Innovation Summit, National SBIR/STTR ConferenceExpo Hall
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8:30 SBIR/STTR Agency One-on-One MeetingsPotomac C/D SBIR/STTR Agency Tabletop Displays Potomac Registration Hall
9:00 Agency Briefings: Department of Defense (DOD) Making the Sales Pitch—Insight & Best Practices Around Pitching Your Business Plan (9:00-10:00)
9:50Agency Briefings: Health and Human Services (HHS)
10:00Encouraging Innovation: Raising Awareness of SBIR/STTR on University Campuses
10:40Agency Briefings: National Science Foundation (NSF)
11:00Agency Briefings: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) When & How to go Global with Your High Tech Startup (11:00-12:00)
11:20Agency Briefings: Department of Energy (DOE)
11:45Agency Briefings: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
12:00Lunch (on own)
12:45Agency Briefings: Department of Commerce

SBIR: A Driver of Innovation, Jobs, and American Competitiveness

(12:45-2:00)

1:00Agency Briefings: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
1:15 Agency Briefings: Department of Transportation
1:30 Agency Briefings: Department of Education
1:45 Agency Briefings: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
2:10 Access to Capital & Surviving the Proverbial “Valley of Death"
3:00 Closing Reception & Poster Presentations: National SBIR/STTR Conference, TechConnect, National Innovation SummitPotomac Registration Hall

Sessions

Monday May 15

8:15TechConnect World Innovation Conference & National Innovation Summit - Keynotes
9:20Keynote Panel: Innovating in Innovation Prospecting
9:00Phase I SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation - Workshop
9:00Phase II SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation - Workshop
9:00SBIR Cost Accounting - Workshop
4:00TechConnect National Innovation Showcase Reception (4:00 - 6:00)
4:00Federal Agency Booths & Pavillion - ALL Attendees Encouraged to Join

Tuesday May 16

8:15Joint SBIR/STTR-TechConnect World Keynotes
9:15Fireside Chat: Furthering the Role of Women as Leaders in High Tech
8:30Student Leaders Conference Panel Discussion
10:00Coffee Break
10:30SBIR/STTR Agency One-on-One Meetings
10:30SBIR 101: The Basics
10:30Leaving the SBIR Nest- How to Leverage SBIR Funding
11:40R&D for a Public Purpose - The Granting Agencies
11:40Engaging Innovation Ecosystems
12:00Expo Hall: Ice Cream & Coffee Social (lunch not provided)
1:20SBIR/STTR Agency One-on-One Meetings
1:25Show Me the Money - The Contracting Agencies
1:25Accepting Government Funding - Setting up an Auditing System, Accounting, & Avoiding Fraud, Waste, & Abuse
2:15Innovating in Education Technology - Opportunities and Priorities Across SBIR Agencies
2:15Patenting High Tech: Domestic & Global
3:05Prime Time - Partnering with DoD Contractors
3:05Seed Funding Health Technologies
3:50Phase 3 Opportunities in the DoD 
3:50Recent Winners - If I Only Knew Then, What I Know Now
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster Session I

Wednesday May 17

8:30SBIR/STTR Agency One-on-One Meetings
9:30SBIR/STTR Agency Tabletop Displays
9:00Agency Briefings: Department of Defense (DOD)
9:00Making the Sales Pitch - Insight & Best Practices Around Pitching Your Business Plan
9:50Agency Briefings: Health and Human Services (HHS)
10:00Encouraging Innovation: Raising Awareness of SBIR/STTR on University Campuses
10:40Agency Briefings: National Science Foundation (NSF)
11:00Agency Briefings: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
11:00When & How to go Global with Your High Tech Startup
11:20Agency Briefings: Department of Energy (DOE)
11:40Agency Briefings: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
12:45Agency Briefings: Department of Commerce
12:45SBIR: A Driver of Innovation, Jobs, and American Competitiveness
1:00Agency Briefings: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
1:15Agency Briefings: Department of Transportation
1:30Agency Briefings: Department of Education
1:45Agency Briefings: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
2:05Access to Capital & Surviving the Proverbial “Valley of Death"
3:30TechConnect Innovation Leaders Networking Reception - Poster Session II
 

Program

Monday May 15

8:15TechConnect World Innovation Conference & National Innovation Summit - KeynotesPotomac A
Session chair: Matthew Laudon, TechConnect, US
8:15Welcome and Keynotes
M. Laudon, TechConnect, US
8:20National Nanotechnology Initiative
L. Friedersdorf, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
8:30Post-Nanomedicine
M. Ferrari, Houston Methodist Research Institute, US
8:55Academic-Industry Partnerships in Nanotechnology: Stories from the Trenches
R. Carpick, University of Pennsylvania, US
9:20Keynote Panel: Innovating in Innovation ProspectingPotomac A
Session chair: Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect, US
G. Nagesh Rao, SBA, US
R. Dirkx, Arkema, US
J. Magnuson, Boeing, US
K. Scott, Magna International, US
C. Skinner, Owens Corning, BE
9:00Phase I SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation - WorkshopNational Harbor 6
Session chair: J. Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group, US
9:00Phase II SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation - WorkshopNational Harbor 14
Session chair: B. Aistrup, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, US
9:00SBIR Cost Accounting - WorkshopNational Harbor 15
Session chair: E. Jameson, Jameson & Company, CPAs, US
4:00TechConnect National Innovation Showcase Reception (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall D & E
4:00Federal Agency Booths & Pavillion - ALL Attendees Encouraged to JoinExpo Hall D & E

Tuesday May 16

8:15Joint SBIR/STTR-TechConnect World KeynotesPotomac A
Session chair: John Williams, SBA, US
8:15C. Moran, Lockheed Martin Ventures, US
8:30J. Williams, Small Business Adminstration (SBA), US
9:00L. McMahon, Small Business Adminstration (SBA), US
9:15Fireside Chat: Furthering the Role of Women as Leaders in High TechPotomac A
J. Uzzell, General Electric, US
H. Parthasarathy, Breakout Labs, US
J. Muir, University of Florida, US
J. Shieh, Small Business Adminstration (SBA), US
8:30Student Leaders Conference Panel DiscussionPotomac 4
Session chair: Amirah Mathin, University of Central Florida & BlackMINE Technologies, US
A. Behr, Panasonic Electronic Materials Division, US
S. Brenner, SUNY Polytechnic, US
B.A. Cola, Carbice Nanotechnologies, Inc., US
T.L. Albers, Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing, LLC, US
10:00Coffee BreakPotomac Registration Hall
10:30SBIR/STTR Agency One-on-One MeetingsPotomac C
10:30SBIR 101: The BasicsNational Harbor 4
Session chair: John Williams, SBA, US
10:30Leaving the SBIR Nest- How to Leverage SBIR FundingNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Jennifer Shieh, SBA, US
A. Lacaze, Robotics Research, US
T. Wavering, University of Oklahoma Innovation Hub, US
E. Cave, Opus 12, US
11:40R&D for a Public Purpose - The Granting AgenciesNational Harbor 4
Session chair: Becky Aistrup, BBC Entrepreneurial Training, US
R. Melnick, USDA, US
C. O'Gwin, DOE, US
R. Shuman, NSF, US
JP Kim, HHS, US
11:40Engaging Innovation EcosystemsNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Julie Lenzer, UM Ventures, US
M. Waite, Village Capital, US
P. Weilerstein, Venture Well, US
M. Stevens, SBA, US
T. Kaarsberg, Department of Energy, US
12:00Expo Hall: Ice Cream & Coffee Social (lunch not provided)Expo Hall D & E
1:20SBIR/STTR Agency One-on-One MeetingsPotomac C
1:25Show Me the Money - The Contracting AgenciesNational Harbor 4
Session chair: Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc., US
M. Wong, DOT, US
J. Gustetic, NASA, US
D. Lang, DHS, US
D. Shahady, US Air Force, US
1:25Accepting Government Funding - Setting up an Auditing System, Accounting, & Avoiding Fraud, Waste, & AbuseNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Ed Jameson, Jameson & Company LLC, US
S. Kobus, DCAA, US
D. Kim, Kim & Baum, LLP, US
H. Virkar, NIH, US
D. Milstead, NIH, US
2:15Innovating in Education Technology - Opportunities and Priorities Across SBIR AgenciesNational Harbor 4
Session chair: Ed Metz, Dept of Education, US
S. Dockum, USDA, US
T. Beck, NIH, US
C. Vinopol, IDRT, US
2:15Patenting High Tech: Domestic & GlobalNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Elizabeth Dougherty, USPTO, US
D. Metzger, Attorney (Ret), US
A. Mousa, Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., US
E. Blatt, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., US
3:05Prime Time - Partnering with DoD ContractorsNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Doug Deason, MDA, US
C. Owens, Lockheed Martin, US
A. Carroll, Raytheon, US
M. McComas, BAE Systems, US
J. Cassady, Aerojet, US
3:05Seed Funding Health TechnologiesNational Harbor 4
Session chair: Matt Portnoy, NIH, US
J. Soriano Molla, NSF, US
L. Pollack, DoD, US
S. Hu, DoD, US
K. Woodman, NASA, US
S. Dockum, USDA, US
3:50Phase 3 Opportunities in the DoD National Harbor 4
Session chair: John Williams, SBA, US
D. McNamara, PEO Acquisitions, US
E. Purdy, RIF, US
D. Deason, MDA, US
3:50Recent Winners - If I Only Knew Then, What I Know NowNational Harbor 5
C. Teolis, TRX Systems, US
E. Bigelow, Diagnostic Biochips, US
A. Martin, Accelevir Diagnostics, US
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster Session IExpo Hall D & E

Wednesday May 17

8:30SBIR/STTR Agency One-on-One MeetingsPotomac C
9:30SBIR/STTR Agency Tabletop DisplaysPotomac Registration Hall
9:00Agency Briefings: Department of Defense (DOD)National Harbor 4
D. Sikora, DoD, US
9:00Making the Sales Pitch - Insight & Best Practices Around Pitching Your Business PlanNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Brittany Sickler, SBA, US
C. Canaria, NIH, US
S. Chaturvedi, Propei(x), US
A. Qureshi, Surdak & Co, US
9:50Agency Briefings: Health and Human Services (HHS)National Harbor 4
R. Vinson, NIH, US
S. Griffiths, CDC, US
B. Bard, ACL, US
10:00Encouraging Innovation: Raising Awareness of SBIR/STTR on University CampusesNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Esther Morales, NWBC 
L. Blum, Carnegie Mellon University, US
K. Mereand-Sinha, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development , US
M. West, U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship , US
10:40Agency Briefings: National Science Foundation (NSF)National Harbor 4
H. Ahn, NSF, US
11:00Agency Briefings: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)National Harbor 4
R. Pisarski, NASA, US
11:00When & How to go Global with Your High Tech StartupNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Michelle Schimpp, SBA, US
S. Chandler, CTA, US
A. Healey, USAID DIV, US
T. Mulligan, Hydronalix, US
11:20Agency Briefings: Department of Energy (DOE)National Harbor 4
M. Oliver, DOE, US
11:40Agency Briefings: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)National Harbor 4
A. Richards, EPA, US
12:45Agency Briefings: Department of CommerceNational Harbor 4
M. Clague, NIST, US
V. Garcia, NOAA, US
12:45SBIR: A Driver of Innovation, Jobs, and American CompetitivenessNational Harbor 5
Session chair: John Williams, SBA, US
R. Friesenhahn, TechLink, US
J. Glover, SBTC, US
S. Shivakumar, NAS, US
R. Shindell, SBIR Insider, US
1:00Agency Briefings: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)National Harbor 4
S. Dockum, USDA, US
C. Cleland, USDA, US
1:15Agency Briefings: Department of TransportationNational Harbor 4
M. Wong, DOT, US
1:30Agency Briefings: Department of EducationNational Harbor 4
E. Metz, Dept of Ed, US
1:45Agency Briefings: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)National Harbor 4
J. Pucci, DHS, US
D. Lang, DHS, US
2:05Access to Capital & Surviving the Proverbial “Valley of Death"National Harbor 5
Session chair: Joseph Shepard, SBA, US
B. Franklin, NVCA, US
3:30TechConnect Innovation Leaders Networking Reception - Poster Session IIPotomac Registration Hall
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2017 National Innovation Partners - Meet and Hear From:

DoE
Department
of Energy
DoD
Department
of Defense
NIH
National Institutes
of Health
NIST
National Institute
of Standards
and Technology
Air Force
Air Force
 
Air Force SBIR/STTR
Air Force
SBIR/STTR
Army
Army
 
NAVY
Navy
 
CBD
Chemical and
Biological Defense
DARPA
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Defense Health Program
Defense Health
Program
Defense Logistics Agency
Defense Logistics Agency
DMEA
Defense
MicroElectronics
Activity (DMEA)
DTRA
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
MDA
Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
 
NGA
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
NASA
NASA
 
NSF
National Science Foundation
DHS
Department of Homeland Security
RE
Research & Engineering (ASD(R&E))
SOCOM
Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
SBA
US Small Business Administration
US Patent Office
US Patent and Trademark Office
NOAA
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
DoD IACs
Department of Defense Information Analysis Centers
CDC
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
EPA
US Environmental Protection Agency
DOT
US Department of Transportation
 

SBIR Supporting Partners

Arrowhead Center
Blackstone Launchpad
CIT
Greentown Labs
MTIP
Southern Tier
SBDC
Texas Tech University ORC
Village Capital

National Innovation Partners & Sponsors

Korusip
NSTXL
Fujifilm
TechOpp
Aerojet
Arkema
Boeing
Church & Dwight
Corning
Cummins
Eastman Chemical
Evonik
Henkel
Huntsman
Ingersoll_Rand
Lockheed Martin
LOreal
Magna
Michelman
Owens Corning
Panasonic
Praxair
Sabic
SAINT-GOBAIN
Shell
Sherwin Williams
UTC
Argonne
Business Sweden
ceatech
Clemson University
Innovate Hawaii
InvestInSkane
Iowa State University
korusip
KYUNGPOOK National University
NASA
New Jersey Innovation Institute
PolyU
SungKyunKwan University
UCI
University Of Melbourne
University Of Minnesota
UCSB
 

SBIR Sponsor & Host:

TechConnect