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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - Thursday, April 26, 2018

2018 Mid Atlantic SBIR/STTR & Commercialization Conference

All Day Event



Make plans to attend the only SBIR/STTR conference the Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia region in 2018! This special two-day conference will feature special presentations on "America's Seed Fund" -- the SBIR and STTR programs.

Hear from expert consultants on how to prep your proposal for success;

Learn about the key provisions in SBIR/STTR that allow for sole source contracting;

Learn about key SBIR/STTR commercialization planning to enhance your proposals; Identify other government contract opportunities;

Understand the Venture Capital pathway;

Key accounting tips for both applicants and SBIR/STTR recipients;

Meet with numerous SBIR/STTR reps from a dozen agencies;

Learn about key programs available for Virginia companies;

Networking and one on ones during opening night reception;

MORE!

 

AGENDA:

Day 1 -- April 25:

Phase I SBIR/STTR Planning, Support Resources & Agency Presentations

 

8:30-8:35AM: Welcome Remarks, Presented by Robert Brooke, Director, Federal Funding Program, Center for Innovative Technology (SBIR/STTR Support Program)

8:35-8:45: Welcome Keynote -- TBA

8:45AM-11:30AM: SBIR Proposal Prep Tips at Granting Agencies, Presented by Becky Aistrup, BBC ETC

11:30AM-Noon: State support resources Quick Pitch Panel -- CRCF, GAP, MACH37, SmartCities, GENEDGE, PTAP, SBDC, Tobacco Commission, Others

Noon-12:45: LUNCH with Table Topics -- Presenters of Quick Pitches from prior panel 12:45-3PM: SBIR Proposal Prep Tips at Contracting Agencies, Presented by Becky Aistrup, BBC ETC

3PM-3:45PM: SBIR Granting Agency Presentations – Tips for Applicants and Award Winners & What’s new (Agencies to be invited include NIH, NSF, NOAA, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Transportation, USDA, NIST, Dept. of Energy)

3:45-4:30PM -- SBIR Contracting Agency Presentations – Tips for Applicants and Award Winners & What’s new (Agencies to be invited include Army, Navy, DARPA, NASA, Homeland Security,)

4:45-6PM: One On Ones & Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

 

Day 2 -- April 26

Phase II and Phase III Planning

 

8:30AM-11:00AM: SBIR Commercialization Planning Tips, Presented by Becky Aistrup, BBC ETC 

11:AM-11:30AM: Accessing Government Funding, Presented by Liz Powell, G2G Consulting  11:30AM-12:00PM: Advice on Engaging with Venture Capital, Presented by Tom Weithman, CIT GAP Funds

12:00-12:45PM: Lunch

12:45-2:15PM: Securing Large Follow on Awards to SBIR/STTR – Opportunities for SBIR/STTR recipients for Sole Source Contracting, presented by John Davis, SBIR Resource Center

2:15-2:45PM: Moving SBIR to Commercialization – Tips from Award Winners

2:45-4:45PM: Accounting for SBIR Applicants and Winners: What you need to know and prepare for, presented by Ed Jameson, Jameson & Company (Confirmed) 5:00PM: Adjourn

 

QUESTIONS:

Robert Brooke, robert.brooke@cit.org 703-689-3080

 

Event Location:

Center for Innovative Technology building (CIT)

2214 Rock Hill Rd., Herndon, VA 20170

 

Price:

EARLY BIRD RATES Expire March 30:

  • Small Tech Firms and University Researchers: $125 (or $85 for one day pass)
  • Virginia based Economic Developers: (use Small Tech Firm rate above)
  • All Others: $250 (Business Services -- Full Conference rate only)

 

Exhibit & Sponsor Packages:

  • Full Exhibit Table: $450 (full table, 2 tickets)
  • Half Exhibit Table: $300 (share a table, 1 ticket)
  • Sponsor: $1000 (3 available) (table in prime location, 3 tickets, table top signage, recongnition as sponsor, short podium presentation)

 

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Phone: (703) 689-3000 | Fax: (703) 689-3041

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