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South Dakota SBIR Road Tour

5/23/2019, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: University Center-Sioux Falls
Contact: Sara Byre

South Dakota SBIR Road Tour

May 23, 2019

University Center, 4801 N. Career Avenue, Sioux Falls

Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs eleven federal agencies make 6,000 grants and contracts annually, totaling nearly $3B, to American Small Businesses to develop innovative products and processes.

The SBIR Road Tour will bring representatives from funding agencies to Sioux Falls to provide insight into their SBIR & STTR programs and to meet 1-on-1 with interested inventors, researchers, and tech-based companies.  Federal Agencies attending include:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH, NCI, NIA, & NHLBI)
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA & USDA-ARS)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Department of Defense (Navy, NAVSEA, Air Force, Missile Defense, and DARPA)
  • Department of Energy (DOE & DOE-EERE)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)

For information on how SBIR funds can be used to develop new products and processes, contact gary.archamboult@usd.edu or call him at 605.360.7382

For Additional Information about the SBIR Road Tour - www.sbirroadtour.com

To Register:

Early-bird Registration  = $25


 

Agenda

2019 South Dakota SBIR Road Tour

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 12:00 p.m. 

SBIR/STTR Federal Agency Presentations, Panel Sessions, and *One-on-One Meetings

8:00 – 8:10 a.m.

Host Introduction and Welcome

8:10 – 8:45 a.m.

America’s Seed Fund – SBIR/STTR Overview, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.

Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

Reverse Pitches – 5 Minute Agency Elevator Pitch

9:50 – 10:30 a.m.

Flexible Funding Opportunities: The Granting Agencies

 

Description: Panel discussion with Program Managers highlighting the unique aspects

Guiding the SBIR granting agencies. Topics include agency interest points,

investigator-initiated projects, proposal evaluation, agency contacts, and

commercialization strategies.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

10:45 – 11:20 a.m.

Surprising Opportunities with DoD and NASA

 

Description: Panel discussion with Program Managers highlighting the varied nature of

NASA and the Department of Defense (DoD) Agencies, which together account for

almost half of the SBIR/STTR award dollars each year. Focus areas include topic selection,

evaluation rigidity, proposal assistance, DoD/NASA as an investor and a customer,

data rights, and transitioning to Phase III.

11:20 –12:00 p.m

Inside the Head of an Evaluator: Common Mistakes

 

Description: 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.

 

*One-on-One sessions run concurrently with agency presentations and panels. Agenda subject to change

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.    Catered Lunch

 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.    Success Panel – SBIR Lessons & Tips from South Dakota companies

 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.      Business Canvas exercise - Come with questions; leave with a plan.

2019-05-23 08:00:002019-05-23 15:00:00America/ChicagoSouth Dakota SBIR Road Tour South Dakota SBIR Road Tour May 23, 2019 University Center, 4801 N. Career Avenue, Sioux Falls Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs eleven federal agencies make 6,000 grants and contracts annually, totaling nearly $3B, to American Small Businesses to develop innovative products and processes. The SBIR Road Tour will bring representatives from funding agencies to Sioux Falls to provide insight into their SBIR & STTR programs and to meet 1-on-1 with interested inventors, researchers, and tech-based companies.  Federal Agencies attending include: National Institutes of Health (NIH, NCI, NIA, & NHLBI) Department of Agriculture (USDA & USDA-ARS) National Science Foundation (NSF) Department of Defense (Navy, NAVSEA, Air Force, Missile Defense, and DARPA) Department of Energy (DOE & DOE-EERE) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) For information on how SBIR funds can be used to develop new products and processes, contact gary.archamboult@usd.edu or call him at 605.360.7382 For Additional Information about the SBIR Road Tour - www.sbirroadtour.com To Register: Early-bird Registration  = $25   Agenda 2019 South Dakota SBIR Road Tour 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.  SBIR/STTR Federal Agency Presentations, Panel Sessions, and *One-on-One Meetings 8:00 – 8:10 a.m. Host Introduction and Welcome 8:10 – 8:45 a.m. America’s Seed Fund – SBIR/STTR Overview, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Reverse Pitches – 5 Minute Agency Elevator Pitch 9:50 – 10:30 a.m. Flexible Funding Opportunities: The Granting Agencies   Description: Panel discussion with Program Managers highlighting the unique aspects Guiding the SBIR granting agencies. Topics include agency interest points, investigator-initiated projects, proposal evaluation, agency contacts, and commercialization strategies. 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 10:45 – 11:20 a.m. Surprising Opportunities with DoD and NASA   Description: Panel discussion with Program Managers highlighting the varied nature of NASA and the Department of Defense (DoD) Agencies, which together account for almost half of the SBIR/STTR award dollars each year. Focus areas include topic selection, evaluation rigidity, proposal assistance, DoD/NASA as an investor and a customer, data rights, and transitioning to Phase III. 11:20 –12:00 p.m Inside the Head of an Evaluator: Common Mistakes   Description: 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.   *One-on-One sessions run concurrently with agency presentations and panels. Agenda subject to change 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.    Catered Lunch  12:30 – 1:30 p.m.    Success Panel – SBIR Lessons & Tips from South Dakota companies  1:30 – 3:00 p.m.      Business Canvas exercise - Come with questions; leave with a plan.University Center-Sioux Falls
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