Understanding SBIR/STTR Programs: DARPA, NAVY, Air Force, NSF, NASA
The Arizona Center for Innovation
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 4:00 PM (MST)
Westward Look, Wyndham Grant Resort, 245 E. Ina Rd.
Each year, the Federal government makes millions of agency R&D dollars available through its SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs. Plugging into this funding, finding partners and responding to program solicitations takes planning, expertise, and multi-organizational teamwork.
Join us for this state-wide, two-day event – presented in Tucson, Arizona by the University of Arizona’s Tech Launch Arizona and Tech Parks Arizona in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority and executed by the Arizona Center for Innovation – to learn from those who have been through the process and hear directly from representatives of agencies DARPA, NAVY, Air Force, NSF, NASA.
Get the help you need to plan your strategies, build your teams and have success.
Day 1: April 28, $80 per participant
Small businesses as well as university faculty and researchers will learn about federal SBIR and STTR programs from representatives from Federal agencies, prime companies and small businesses that have had success in such collaborations. Representatives from various agencies will be in attendance, including DARPA, NAVY, Air Force, NSF, NASA
Day 2: April 29, Free
Experience a showcase of SBIR/STTR programs and the resources available to support you through the process. Exhibitors will include but not be limited to small business consultants, grant writers and reviewers, legal resources, accounting services and workforce development providers.
One-on-One Agency Meeting Opportunities, Requires Day 1 participation to be eligible
Attendees to Day 1 have the opportunity to apply for a one-on-one meeting with representatives from agencies and large prime companies to take place on Day 2. While slots are limited and not every applicant will be granted a meeting, you MUST attend Day 1 to be eligible to request one of these exclusive one-on-one opportunities.