The Special Program Awards for Required Technology Needs (SPARTN) is a new program blending government and industry best practices to introduce a whole-of-Army, collaborative approach to innovative solutions. SPARTN was created to incentivize small technology firms to work with the Department of Defense to propose Army modernization solutions. Join this 1-hour overview and learn the mission and goals of the SPARTN program, what technologies they are looking for and how to create a competitive proposal.Register Now
SPARTN Presenter: Casey Perley, PhD
Dr. Perley is an Army biodefense scientist with a decade of experience studying infectious diseases that threaten U.S. soldiers and the public. She spent over 3,000 hours studying deadly pathogens in high containment facilities (i.e., Biosafety Level 3 and 4) and has extensive knowledge of and experience with dual use research of concern. She also has expertise in early-stage vaccine design and evaluation though to Phase II clinical trials. Her most recent work as the Director of Insights and Analysis for the Army Applications Lab focuses on identifying, assessing, and rapidly transitioning disruptive technology into the Army.
This session is ideal for technology-based entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses familiar with the SBIR/STTR programs who want to learn more. New to SBIR/STTR? Please view our on-demand webinars before joining our “From the Sources’ Mouth” training sessions.
Training Provided By: Michigan’s SBIR/STTR Assistance Program
The Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with costs covered in whole or in part by the state. The program is funded by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and managed by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting.
Funds for this initiative were provided by the 21st Century Jobs Fund, an MSF program designed to accelerate the growth and diversification of Michigan’s economy.