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Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - Thursday, December 05, 2019

DOD & NASA SBIR Phase I, II & Commercializaiton Conference

All Day Event

This special two day conference kicks off with a half day DOD SBIR/STTR Topics Workshop broadcast, followed by in-depth guidance on the DOD and NASA SBIR/STTR programs for phase I and phase II proposal development. It concludes with discussions on commercialization, phase III, and tips for business success, and an afternoon of networking and meeting with SBIR agency reps. One & two day, low cost registration options.


SBIR grants (Small Business Innovation Research) and it's sister STTR grant program (Small Business Technology Transfer) provide $150K - $1.5M in early stage R&D funding for high risk, market focused technology development. The Dept of Defense has over $1.7B available, and NASA has over $200M this year!


Times & Topics Subject to Change



DOD SBIR/STTR Topics Workshop & Phase I and II SBIR/STTR Essentials for DOD & NASA


8AM-12:15PM – NAVY & DOD SBIR/STTR Topics Workshop Live Broadcast

Hosted by NAVSEA SBIR, this special live broadcast will feature panel discussions from Navy and other DOD SBIR/STTR topic managers who will provide information on the just released 2020.1 DOD SBIR BAA. A great opportunity to gain insight into topic sectors like unmanned systems, cyber security, and more!

  • 8:00AM-8:15AM: DOD SBIR 101
  • 8:15AM-11:15AM: DOD SBIR Topic Sector Overviews – Select NAVSEA, NAVAIR, DARPA, ARMY, and other DOD SBIR topics, presented on several sector specific panels.
  • 11:15AM-12:15PM: Keynote Panels
    • How DOD SBIR/STTR Proposals are Evaluated
    • Support Programs for SBIR/STTR Applicants – state, federal and other resources
    • How to Get to Phase III – begin with the end in mind


12:15PM-12:45PM: LUNCH (provided)


12:45PM-1:15PM: SBIR Data Rights and What’s New in SBIR, Presented by Dean Putnam, NAVSEA SBIR Program Manager


1:15PM-2:00PM: The Real Advantage of SBIR -- Sole Source Contracts, IP Ownership & More! Presented by Bob Fielder, TechOpp Consulting




2:15PM-3:15PM: DOD/NASA Proposal Prep Planning – Doing your Homework.  Presented by TechOpp Consulting


3:15PM-4:30PM: DOD/NASA Proposal Writing,  Presented by TechOpp Consulting

4:30PM-5:30PM: Networking



Phase II, Phase III, and Commercialization Planning


8:00AM-8:30AM Check-in


8:30AM-9:30AM: DOD Phase II Proposal Writing – Time to Write the Proposal -- Presented by TechOpp Consulting


9:30AM-9:45AM: BREAK


9:45AM-10:15: NASA Phase II Proposal Writing, Bob Fielder, TechOpp Consulting


10:30AM-12:15PM: DOD/NASA Phase II Proposal Writing -- Finding Other Funding Sources, Bob Fielder, TechOpp Consulting


12:15PM-1PM: LUNCH -- Networking Tables Open -- NAVY, DHS, DOD, NASA, NOAA, PTAC, SBDC, and MORE


1:00PM-1:30PM: Finding, Recruiting & Teaming with Transition Partners, Bob Fielder, TechOpp Consulting


1:30PM-2:00PM: How to Be Attractive for Large Prime Collaboration – To work with a prime, you need to have your “ducks in a row”. This session talks about some of the items to consider, including FAR clauses, NIST compliance, how to price in the supply chain, and appropriate systems to manage your contracts. Jim Galvin, AtWork Systems


2:00PM-2:30PM: Marketing Yourself to the Government – How to Make your Company Attractive to DOD. Presentec by Lisa Wood, Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center


2:30PM-2:45PM: BREAK


2:45PM-3:15PM: Phase III Tips: Using OTA’s and Government Reach Backs to Sell your SBIR Technology, Presented by Dick McNamara, NAVY


3:15-3:45PM: Cyber Security Requirements for DOD Contractors, Presented by GenEdge


3:45-5:00PM: Networking


Center for Innovative Technology

2214 Rock Hill Road

Herndon, VA 20170





  • Virginia Based Small Tech Co's, Va University & Local Economic Devlelopers: $75 per person ($50 for single day)
  • All Others: $200 per person ($125 for single day)


Questions: 703-689-3080





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