2020 sbir week
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Getting Started with SBIR
New to the world of SBIR/STTR? This panel will answer questions about how to get started, agency pre-requisites, required registrations, nuances between granting and contracting agencies, etc.
Moderator: Jennifer Shieh, Chief Scientist and Senior Technology Policy Advisor, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Stephanie Fertig, HHS Small Business Program Lead, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
James Sweeney, Manager, SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Program (CRP), U.S. Air Force
Edward Metz, ED/IES SBIR Program Manager, U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Inside the Head of an Evaluator
Panel discussion with Agency Program Managers on the most common and avoidable mistakes made by applicants, as well as candid insights for preparing more competitive proposals.
Moderator: Elden Hawkes, Partnership and Innovation Specialist – SBIR/STTR, OII (SBA)
Ben Schrag, Program Director for SBIR/STTR, National Science Foundation (NSF)
Dusty Lang, SBIR Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Christopher O’Gwin, Outreach and Assistance Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Success in Phase I - Moving to Phase II and Beyond
This panel will answer questions about agency nuances in moving from Phase I to Phase II and on to Phase III; what do companies that make successful transitions look like? What milestones do the agencies look for in each transition? How important are letters of support? What supplements are available? Do they make use of Technical and Business Assistance (TABA)?
Moderator: Erick Page-Littleford, Senior Technology Policy Advisor, OII (SBA)
Robert Vinson, Program Manager, SBIR, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Gynelle Steele, Deputy Program Executive for SBIR and STTR Programs, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Brian Shipley, Commercialization Program Manager, U.S. Department of the Navy
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Presenter: Elizabeth Dougherty, Eastern Regional Outreach Director
Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)
Presenter: David Kistin, Program Leader, Small Business Vouchers Pilot at Sandia National Laboratories