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SBIR Road Tour and Summit

Thanks for joining us for this special event!

July 19, 2017
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti


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Federal Agencies Represented on the Tour

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Program Manager Bios

  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Department of Defense – Navy
  • Department of Defense – Air Force (USAF)
  • Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Department of Defense – Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Small Business Programs SBIR/STTR Program Office – (OSBD)
  • Department of Defense – Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
  • Department of Defense – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (tentative)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Department of Commerce – National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Federal Laboratory Consortium
  • National Aeronautics and Space Admin. (NASA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Online meeting requests are closed, but you can request an available time at the event on July 19. (Get BBCetc’s help on completing your quad chart – see webinar below)

The Day At-A-Glance

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7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Check in and Networking
8:00 – 8:25 a.m. SBIR/STTR Overview, Edsel Brown, Deputy Director, Office of Innovation and Technology, US SBA
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* One-on-one Meetings with Agency Program Managers/Agency Presentations
8:25 – 9:30 a.m. Reverse Pitches – 5-Minute Agency Elevator Pitches
9:30 – 10:10 a.m. Reverse Pitches – 5 Minute Agency Elevator Pitch
10:10 – 10:50 a.m. Business with the Warfighter: Technology Alignment, Opportunities, Funding
10:50 – 11:05 a.m. Federal Laboratory Consortium
11:05 – 11:20 a.m. United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – IP Resources
11:20 a.m. – Noon Lessons Learned and Common Mistakes
12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch Panel – MI Success Stories: Tips from Those Who’ve Been There
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for Your SBIR/STTR Proposal
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Essentials of SBIR/STTR Commercialization Planning
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Michigan Entrepreneurial Resources Showcase (SEE WHO’LL BE THERE!)
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Informal Networking
*One-on-One sessions run concurrently with agency presentations

Attend any or all of the day’s activities!
General Admittance: $40; Students $20 (with valid ID presented at the door)
Parking passes will be available at registration


Webinar: Get Ready to Meet with the Program Managers

Watch this webinar and get an overview of the SBIR/STTR programs plus tips on preparing the quad chart for your meeting(s).
View the Webinar

Don’t miss this unique opportunity if you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher or small technology firm!


Funds for this initiative were provided by the 21st Century Jobs Fund, an Michigan Strategic Fund program designed to accelerate the growth and diversification of Michigan’s economy. The MEDC, a public-private partnership between state and local communities, provides administrative support for the Jobs Fund.



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