Technology Commercialization Symposium


Dec 4, 2017 / 9 am – 4:30 pm / RTP, NC

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EARLY BIRD RATE $85/person through Nov. 10th

LATE REGISTRATION: $125/person after 5:00 pm Nov. 10th

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The 2017 SBIR/STTR Symposium takes a deep dive into the SBIR/STTR funding opportunities that are less current in North Carolina. Invited are agency representatives from DoD (Chem Bio, DARPA, Army), NASA, USDA, DOE and NSF, each will discuss their SBIR/STTR funding mechanisms in detail.
Whether you are new to the SBIR program or are a seasoned awardee, this symposium will provide updates on many existing opportunities that may suit your projects.
One-on-one meetings will be available with agency reps throughout the day to address specific questions you have.
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Register before Nov. 10 and pay only $85 Registration includes snacks, beverages and lunch


  • Engage with SBIR/STTR Federal Agency Representatives at one-on-one meetings

  • Discover funding opportunities at agencies that you may not have considered

  • Learn from fellow SBIR awardees

  • Network with fellow hi tech companies seeking SBIR funding

  • Understand the fundamental differences between grant and contract agencies

  • Recognize the importance of your intellectual property



8:30 am –
9:00 am
Registration and Networking
9:00 am – 9:20 am
SBIR Intro – Grants vs Contracts, etc
Updates on SBIR and STTR historically in NC John Hardin
9:20 am –
10:30 am
Agency Overviews
Moderator: Mike Carnes Panelists: Larry Pollack, DoD, ChemBio Susan Nichols, DARPA Nicole Fox, ARO Commander Hu
10:30 am – 10:45 am
10:45 am – Noon
Agency Overviews Moderator: Chris Veal Panelists: Keith Woodman, NASA Ramsey Smith, NASA (tech infusion manager) S. Dockum, USDA DOE – TDB
Noon – 1:15 pm
LUNCH Guest Speakers
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Patent and market landscaping analysis
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Client success who have diversified their agency portfolio
Panel session of clients that started with one funding agency and then found additional interest at other agencies Michael Jay – example of NIH and DoD funding.
Epicypher (Genetics)
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm The commercialization transition process at NASA, DOE, USDA and DoD Moderator: Rebecca Barbour Panelists: Agency Reps
4:00 pm


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