The National SBIR/STTR Conference and the third annual National Innovation Summit and Showcase will be held in parallel with the 17th annual TechConnect World Conference, at the Gaylord Convention Center, Harbor, Md., June 14–17.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs encourage small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) work with potential for commercialization. National SBIR/STTR conferences specialize in helping small businesses learn about participating in SBIR/STTR programs.
Representatives from all 11 federal agencies with SBIR/STTR programs will attend, in addition to other SBIR/STTR experts and trainers. Conference attendees will learn how to successfully submit competitive research proposals; hear from government, industry and academic experts on successful commercialization strategies; interact with SBIR/STTR agency program managers, technology entrepreneurs, large company representatives and researchers in roundtable discussions, sessions and one-on-one meetings; and learn about cutting-edge opportunities in defense, agriculture, energy and health and medicine.
The TechConnect World houses four technical events focused on advancements in nanotech, microtech, biotech, cleantech and the technology overlap between these converging domains.
Visit the National Innovation Summit website for more information and to register.