David Sikora

Acting SBIR/STTR Program Administrator

U.S. Department of Defense

Mr. David Sikora is the Acting DoD Small Business Innovative Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program Administrator. The mission of the DoD SBIR/STTR Program is to help small business, non-profit organizations, and research institutions quickly create and deliver cost-effective innovations that will sustain America's technological superiority over adversaries. In addition, Mr. Sikora is also the program managesr for the Air Force Mentor Protege Program. The mission of the Air Force Mentor program is to develop small businesses through technology transfer that results in small business sources of supply and services for Air Force prime contracts and subcontracts. Mr. Sikora previously served as the Air Force Small Business Innovative Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) and Technology Transfer Pprogram Mmanager.   Mr. Sikora has a wealth of experience leveraging industry, academia, and private sector research. Before entering government service, He worked as a design/project engineer in the paper machine and environmental equipment industries. Mr. Sikora received his bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton and his M.B.A. from Wright State University.