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Innovation Summit – SBIRs/STTRs, OTAs and other Innovation and Technology Opportunities Hybrid Event
February 21 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Online Meeting (Live)
Government Contracting, Technology
Innovation Summit – SBIRs/STTRs, OTAs and other Innovation and Technology Opportunities
Event is hybrid however we hope you can attend in person!
We will focus on many different ways for small businesses to get engaged or grow in Innovation and Technology Areas.
In conjunction with Innovate Huntsville Week, this event is designed to help small businesses enter the market by learning from the subject matter experts who have been successful. The Innovation Summit will bring together innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs from all areas – commercial, government and academia.
|Collaborative Partners: The Catalyst, Innovate Alabama, HASBAT, National HUBZone Contractor’s Council, Women in Defense, Women in Technology|
|8:30 – 9:00 am Central||Welcome and Sponsor Introductions, Greetings, and Inspirational Speaker
Catalyst – Lisa Mays & Leigh Christian
Innovate Huntsville – Vicki Morris
Huntsville Association for Small Business in Advanced Technology (HASBAT) – Allison Rhen/Tracy Cochran
HUBZone Contractor’s National Council – Michelle Burnett
Women in Defense Tennessee Valley Chapter – Melanie Newton
Women in Technology – Kuan Collins
|9:00 – 9:30 am||Speaker – Dr. Kuan Collins, Executive Director for Digital Innovation– Axient – Intersections – Mission to Innovate (Confirmed)|
|9:30 – 11:30 am||Reverse Pitch – gov’t agency states – what is the thing they want solved- what is the problem, then small businesses can Pitch in next month
State Problem (Speakers – target people already doing this) Limit to 4-5 speakers – do they have money, real problem that small businesses can respond to.
Kuan – moderate
|11:30 -1:00 pm||LUNCH BREAK – may offer breakout session during this time for small groups
Group 1 – Blue Cyber Initiative provides road map to cybersecurity success for small business – Kelley S. Kiernan, CISM, CRISC, CEH; Chief Technology Officer/Blue Cyber Director DON SBIR/STTR Program Office (Confirmed – 30 minutes)
|1:00 – 1:45 pm||Other Opportunities
Moderator – Kevin Landtroop, SBIR Advisor Traverse the Valley of Death-
|1:45 pm – 2:15 pm||Health Sciences: NIH SBIR program 30 minutes Tips and Advice AFTERNOON Q & A; NCATS (Translational Science) – NCATS SBIR/STTR Program: Tips, Advice, and Afternoon Q &A (30mins) Speaker: Meena Rajagopal, Ph.D., Program Officer. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) National Institutes of Health (NIH)( Leigh) (Confirmed)|
|2:15 – 3:00 pm||Primes – Mentoring Session with large business
Prime – Reverse Pitch & Table Discussion – Some are being confirmed
|3:00 – 3:30 pm||Innovate Alabama – Miller Girvin (Confirmed)|
|3:30 – 4:00 pm||Closing Speaker – Brian Bullerman, Managing Partner of Treble One Aerospace Consulting – Confirmed|
Please register Innovation Summit – SBIRs/STTRs, OTAs and other Innovation and Technology Opportunities Hybrid Event (ecenterdirect.com)
We will have a:
- Resource Center – Collaboration Partners, Sponsors
- Connection Corner – Back Conference Room
Thank you to our sponsors:
Catalyst Government Focus Sponsor
Registration and Fees: Payment of seminar fees may be made by check, money order or credit card. Payment must be received to guarantee your space in an event.
Refund Policy: If you wish to request a refund, please contact the conference organizer listed above to discuss. You may also elect to send a substitute in your place. If the event is cancelled, all fees will be returned.
Special Accommodations: In accordance with the American Disabilities Act and state law, you may request accommodations due to a disability by contacting the event organizer listed above. Advance notice may be necessary for some accommodations. Registration must be paid prior to accommodation requests.