SBIR/STTR Innovation Conference
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2018 SBIR/STTR PROGRAM  

SBIR Tampa Presentation Slides

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Time

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018   Registration 7:00am – 6:00pm

8:30-5:00 SBIR 101 & 201 Training Workshops (additional registration required)

10:30-12:00 SBIR 1-1 Meetings (Advance sign-up required)

12:00-1:20 Lunch (on own)

1:20-5:00 SBIR 1-1 Meetings (Advance sign-up required)

10:00-4:00 SBIR Support Organizations Breakouts

4:00-7:00 SBIR/STTR Agency Booths, Defense Innovation, and Smart Cities Expo Hall and Reception
 
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Time

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018   Registration 7:00am – 6:00pm

8:00-10:00 Joint SBIR/STTR and Defense Innovation Summit Keynotes
- Opening Remarks
- Fireside Chat: SBIR Support Organizations
- Fireside Chat: SBIR PM Spotlight

10:00-10:20 Break

  Track I Track II

10:20-11:05 SBIR Agency Briefings Grant Opportunities for a Public Purpose

11:15-12:00 SBIR Agency Briefings Solving Specific Problems: Contract Agencies

12:00-5:30 Expo Hall Open

12:00-1:20 Lunch (on own)

1:20-4:20 SBIR 1-1 Meetings, Expo Hall (Advance sign-up required)

1:20-2:05 SBIR 101: Program Overview Partnering to Get From Phase I - IIII

2:15-3:00 Building Your Business Follow on Funding: How to Commercialize Your Phase II

3:10-4:00 Accepting Government Funding Staying on Track: Aligning Your Company for Success in the DoD

3:30-5:30 SBIR/STTR Agency Booths, Defense Innovation, and Smart Cities Expo Hall and Reception

 
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Time

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018   Registration 7:30am – 1:00pm
Defense Innovation and Smart Cities Summit Sessions: Open to All SBIR Full Conference Attendees

  Materials/Manufacturing Energy/Resilience Sensors/IoT/Networks Data/AI/Mobility

8:30-9:40 Sustainable Electronics Procurement to Increase Use of Advanced Materials and Renewable Energy in the DoD Supply Chain

9:50-11:00 Grid - Mission Assurance Through Energy Resilience Sandia Mini Grand Challenge Session Sensors/IoT/Networks Challenge Data/AI/Blockchain Challenge

11:10-12:20 Microgrid - Sandia Mini Grand Challenge Session How partnerships are transforming a former naval air station into a smart city Sensors/IoT/Networks Challenge Mobility/Data Challenge

12:30-2:00 Lunch (on own) and Networking

2:00-4:00
Sofwerx

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SOFWERX Innovation Tour and Social

Join us for an afternoon program at SOFWERX; The Doolittle Institute's public facing intermediary to assist with collaboration, innovation, prototyping and exploration with industry, labs and academic partners

-  SOFWERX 101 Presentation (limited seating)
-  Tour the Prototype and Test Facilities
-  Networking Social with Innovation Leadership – Sponsored by TechConnect

* Full-conference attendees only. Transportation is not provided. Pre-registration and confirmation is required.

 


 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2018


8:30-5:00
Room 23 

SBIR Workshops (additional registration required)


10:00-10:30
 

Coffee and Networking Break


10:00-11:45
Room 25 

SBIR/STTR Agency one-on-one meetings (advance sign up required)


10:00-4:00
Room 1 

SBIR Support Organizations Meetup

If you represent an organization that supports SBIR/STTR applicants and/or awardees, please join an afternoon session featuring SBA updates, best practices overview, and more. 


11:45-1:15
 

Lunch (on own)


1:15-2:15
Room 25 

SBIR/STTR Agency one-on-one meetings (advance sign up required)


2:15-3:00
Ballroom AB Lobby 

3:00-4:00
Room 25 

Agency one-on-one meetings (advance sign up required)


4:00-7:00
West Hall 

Defense Innovation, SBIR/STTR Showcase and Smart Cities Expo, Demos, & Reception

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2018


8:00-9:10
Ballroom AB 

Joint DTC-SBIR Keynotes

Jennifer Rocha (Welcome to Day 2), Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect
Chris Fall, Principal Deputy Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)
William Bray, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)), U.S. Navy (invited)
David Levy, Vice President, U.S. Federal Sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Raj Sharma (AWS Spotlight), Founder and CEO, Public Spend Forum
Vibhuti Sinha (AWS Spotlight), Chief Cloud Officer, Saviynt

9:10-10:10
 

SBIR Keynotes

John Williams (Opening Remarks), Director of Innovation and Technology, Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. SBA

 

Fireside Chat: SBIR Support Organizations

Moderator: Brittany Sickler, Outreach and Partnership Strategist, Office of Innovation, U.S. SBA

Jim Greenwood, Founder, Greenwood Consutling
Valerie McDevitt, Associate Vice President Technology Transfer & Business Partnerships, USF
Kirstie McCool-Chadwick, CEO, City Builders

 

Fireside Chat: SBIR Program Manager Spotlights

Moderator: John Williams, Director of Innovation and Technology, U.S. SBA

Manny Oliver, Director, SBIR/STTR Program Office, U.S. Department of Energy
Jim Galvin, DoD Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Department of Defense
Rick Schwerdtfeger, SBIR/STTR Program Director, Semiconductors and Photonics, and Internet of Things (IoT), NSF

10:00-10:30
 

Coffee and Networking Break


10:30-12:00
Room 22 

SBIR/STTR Agency Briefings

10:25
Len Tran, Supervisory Patent Examiner, USPTO
10:30
Len Tran, Supervisory Patent Examiner, USPTO
10:35
David Sikora, Acting SBIR/STTR Program Administrator, DoD
10:40
Bob Smith, Director, SBIR/STTR, DoD-Navy
10:45
Nicole Fox, SBIR/STTR Program Anaylst, DoD-Army
10:50
David Shahady, SBIR/STTR Program Director, DoD-USAF
10:55
David Busigo, Director for Business and Finance, DoD-DARPA
11:00
Anthony Aldrich, SBIR Program Manager, DoD-USSOCOM
11:05
Keith Woodman, Senior Operations Manager for NASA's SBIR Program and Adjunct Professor of Space Studies, NASA
11:10
Sloan Armstrong, Operations Manager, DoD-MDA
11:15
Break
11:20
Vince Garcia, Program Manager, SBIR, DOC-NOAA
11:25
Manny Oliver, Director, SBIR/STTR Program Office, U.S. Department of Energy
11:30
Rick Schwerdtfeger, SBIR/STTR Program Director, Semiconductors and Photonics, and Internet of Things (IoT), NSF
11:35
Elden Hawkes, Program Specialist, USDA
11:40
Clare Masucci, Operations Research Analyst, DOT
11:45
Mary Clague, Program Manager, SBIR, DOC-NIST
11:50
Larry Pollack, Program Manager, SBIR/STTR, Joint Science & Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JSTO-CBD), DoD-CBD
11:55
Mark Flohr, SBIR Program Manager, DoD-DTRA

10:20-11:05
Room 23 

Grant Opportunities for a Public Purpose

Moderator: Brittany Sickler, Outreach and Partnership Strategist, Office of Innovation, U.S. SBA

Mary Clague, Program Manager, SBIR, DOC-NIST
Rick Schwerdtfeger, SBIR/STTR Program Director, Semiconductors and Photonics, and Internet of Things (IoT), NSF
Elden Hawkes, Program Specialist, USDA
Chris O'Gwin, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, US DOE

11:15-12:00
Room 23 

Solving Specific Problems: Contract Agencies

Moderator: Jim Greenwood, Founder, Greenwood Consutling

Mike Vinje, Small Business Technology Manager, NASA
Nicole Fox, SBIR/STTR Program Anaylst, DoD-Army
David Shahady, SBIR/STTR Program Director, DoD-USAF

12:00-1:15
West Hall 

Lunch (on own) & Expo Hall Opens (12:00-5:30)


1:20-2:05
Room 22 

SBIR 101: Program Overview

Moderator: Margaret Ramey, WI CTC

Bob Smith, Director, SBIR/STTR, DoD-Navy
Vince Garcia, Program Manager, SBIR, DOC-NOAA
Maria Labreauvex, Executive Director, Kentucky Science & Tech

1:20-2:05
Room 23 

Partnering to Get From Phase I - III

Moderator: Kevin Weir, Technology Commercialization Officer, SC SBDC

Michael Bloom, Assistant Vice President for Corporate Partnerships, USF
Scott Lewit, President, Structural Composites
Craig Owens, Systems Engineer, Principal SBIR Program Manager, Lockheed Martin

1:20-4:20
West Hall 

SBIR/STTR Agency One-on-One meetings (Advance Sign Up Required)


2:15-3:00
Room 22 

Building Your Business

Moderator: Abe Walton, Certified Professional Innovator & Executive Board Member, IAOIP/FIT

Ricardo Garcia, Government Resources Manager, UCF Business Incubator Program
Jonathan Robinson, Venture Hive
Linda Olson, President/CEO, Tampa Bay WaVE
Jack Henkel, Director of Programs, InBIA

2:15-3:00
Room 23 

Follow on Funding: How to Commercialize Your Phase II

Lee Ann Boyer, Program Manager, SBIR/STTR, DoD-Navy
Mitch Lairmore, Consultant, FSBDC
Stuart Berkowitz, Founder, Out of the Fog
Karen Krymski, Procurement Specialist, FL PTAC
Dana Catron, Program Manager, NM FAST

3:30-5:30
West Hall 

Defense Innovation, SBIR/STTR Showcase and Smart Cities Expo, Demos, & Reception


4:00-5:00
West Hall 

3:10-4:00
Room 22 

Accepting Government Funding

Moderator: Ed Jameson, CPA, Managing Partner, Jameson & Company, LLC

Karen Beckman, Financial Liaison Advisor, US SOCOM
Daniel Kim, Managing Partner, Kim & Galstad

3:10-4:00
Room 23 

Staying On Track: Aligning Your Company for Success in the DoD

Moderator: David Shahady, SBIR/STTR Program Director, DoD-USAF

Sloan Armstrong, Operations Manager, DoD-MDA
Anthony Aldrich, SBIR Program Manager, DoD-USSOCOM
David Busigo, Director for Business and Finance, DoD-DARPA
Steve Sullivan, Manager, SBIR/STTR Transition Program, DoD-Navy

THURSDAY OCTOBER 25, 2018


8:30-9:40
Room 18 

Sustainable Electronics Procurement to Increase Use of Advanced Materials and Renewable Energy in the DoD Supply Chain

This interactive panel will share current federal requirements to procure, use, and dispose of our electronics assets in an environmentally responsible manner, and how procuring sustainable electronics can help us to increase our use of advanced materials in electronics, and increase energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in DOD supply chains. Case studies and DoD's efforts in this space will also be covered in the session.

James Reed, Property Disposal Specialist, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
David Asiello, DoD Sustainability Program Manager, OSD I&E, U.S. Department of Defense

8:30-9:40
Room 20 

Maturity of Structural Health Monitoring for enabling maintenance free operations

Recent advances in sensor and sensing technology as well as the availability of high-powered compact electronics can enable condition based maintenance of aging and new defense aircraft along with a paradigm shift towards maintenance free aircraft. This panel will discuss maturity of Structural Health Monitoring systems that can be used to enable this vision.

Amrita Kumar, Executive Vice President, Acellent Technologies, Inc.
Mulugeta Haile, Research Aerospace Engineer and Research Team Leader, Army Research Laboratory
Curtis Banks, Research Physicist, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Michael Cope, Aerospace Engineer, Naval Air Warfare Center
Brian Gebo, Business Development Manager, Structural Health Monitoring, UTC Aerospace Systems

8:30-9:40
Room 21 

On the Cyber Battlefield, Securing the Military Supply Chain will take a Comprehensive Multi-Prong Approach

Securing the military supply chain and preventing a doomsday scenario requires a multi-prong approach. Areas of vulnerability need to be addressed. All endpoints including barcode scanners and other IoT devices need to be locked down. The tens of thousands of vendors and sub-contractors supplying the military with components and services need an affordable yet powerful solution to secure their networks. Malware that may have infiltrated networks years before but lies dormant needs to be rooted out before it’s unleashed. Similarly, rogue software, such as Kaspersky’s anti-virus program, thought to have been uninstalled must be found from its hiding place and completed removed. Join us for an interactive panel discussion.

Thien Pham, CIO, iSign Intl
G. Keith Fuller, Board Member, iSign Intl
Chris Jackson, President, Savant Software
Brian Valenza, CEO, VirSig
Joe Sisneros, Director of Sales, iSign Intl

8:30 - 9:40 AM
Room 14 

How Cities can use AI to make data driven Decisions

The session will include a brief introduction to AI in the government sector and discuss the power of AI, particularly in performance management and in understanding resident satisfaction in the city. How can cities use data and AI to make better decisions for their residents? How can they integrate data into their work flow? The discussion will center on real use cases and success stories from Corona, California.

Eyal Feder, CEO + Co-Founder
Chris McMasters, CIO

9:50-11:00
Room 18 

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR): Facilitating Development and Adoption of AR Technologies for Defense and Industry

Industrial Augmented Reality is and will be a key technology that will facilitate a major paradigm shift in the way users interact with data. As commercial AR has enjoyed increasing success among marketers and gamers, industrial AR, especially in the defense industry, has only just recently been recognized as a viable solution for solving many critical needs (e.g. maintenance, training, operations). There are many different pockets of exploration occurring and our vision is to drive those explorers towards each other so we may all get smarter in ARs uses and applications.

Eric Cornwell, Electrical Engineer -- Process Automation Group, Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus
James Kilbride, Director, Augmented Reality Explore, General Dynamics
Lauren Hamburg, Augmented Reality Business Development Lead, Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS)
Jeff Fisher, Manager, Virtual Reality Lab, Wichita State University

9:50-11:00
Room 19 

Energy System Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Resilience

Our energy system is quite vulnerable to EMP and impacts of EMP on the energy system are not well understood. This panel will present current R&D in understanding the potential effects of EMP on our energy system.

Chair: Craig Lawton, Manager - Mathematical Analysis and Decision Sciences, Sandia National Laboratories

Randy Horton, Senior Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Craig Lawton, Manager - Mathematical Analysis and Decision Sciences, Sandia National Laboratories

9:50-11:00
Room 20 

Sensors/IoT/Networks Challenge

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Anthony Aldrich, SBIR Program Manager, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

Amrita Kumar, Executive Vice President, Acellent Technologies, Inc.
Mulugeta Haile, Research Aerospace Engineer and Research Team Leader, Army Research Laboratory
Curtis Banks, Research Physicist, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Marc Apgar, PEO SRSE, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Gary Black, Electrical Engineer, Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus
9:55
SACOS: Smart Anti-couterfieting Optical System, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
10:05
10:15
10:25
10:35
E-band Fiber Optic Amplifier, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California
10:45
Counter-UAS Optical Detection-Tracking System, Aquila International LLC, Virginia
10:55

9:50-11:00
Room 21 

Data/AI/Blockchain Challenge

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Dave Rios, DTIC-IAC Field Advisor, USCENTCOM, Cloud Lake Technology, LLC

Chris McMasters, CIO, City of Corona, California
David Salvador, Data Scientist, SOFWERX
Thien Pham, CIO, iSign Intl
Chris Jackson, President, Savant Software
Alex Luce, Principal, Creative Ventures
Dave Rios, DTIC-IAC Field Advisor, USCENTCOM, Cloud Lake Technology, LLC
9:55
10:05
10:15
Big Visualization for Big Data / Primate, Primate Technologies, Inc., Florida
10:25
CDB Builder, VATC, Inc., Florida
10:35
10:45
10:55
Collaborative Intelligence for Discovery, Diffeo, Inc., Massachusetts

11:10-12:20
Room 18 

Materials/Manufacturing Challenge I

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: David Asiello, DoD Sustainability Program Manager, OSD I&E, U.S. Department of Defense

James Reed, Property Disposal Specialist, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
David Asiello, DoD Sustainability Program Manager, OSD I&E, U.S. Department of Defense
Belma Erdogan-Haug, Government R&D Program Manager, Business Development Manager, 3M
Tim Whelan, Government R&D Contracts, Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus
Alf Carroll, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt, Raytheon
11:15
11:25
Forging and processing of Al-Li for improved performance and structural life, LIFT - Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, Michigan
11:35
11:45
11:55
Gen III Cold Spray System, VRC Metal Systems, LLC, South Dakota
12:05

11:10-12:20
Room 16 

Key Leadership Factors in Smart City Innovation

This panel will explore key leadership factors required within cities and their partner networks to effectively innovate and successfully move projects from pilot stage to production scale. What really is a smart city, from addressing inclusivity and citizen engagement to reasoned application of new technology and funding sources, to infusing all departments within a city with a culture of innovation and empowerment. We will reveal how success is achieved by aligning the city’s internal ecosystem with the external ecosystem, and creating a city/urban strategy that is smart and creates economic value.

Stan Shultes, Innovation Architect, Spark Growth
Jamie Ponce, Director of Strategic Partnerships, City Tech Collaborative
Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability, City of Orlando
Miguel Gamiño Jr., Executive Vice President, Global Cities, Mastercard
Craig Hopkins, Chief Information Officer, City of San Antonio
David Ricketts, Professor and Innovation Fellow, Harvard Technology and Entrepreneurship Center.

11:10-12:20
Room 20 

Sensors/IoT/Networks Challenge

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Dave Rios, DTIC-IAC Field Advisor, USCENTCOM, Cloud Lake Technology, LLC

Amrita Kumar, Executive Vice President, Acellent Technologies, Inc.
Ian Blenke, DevOps, SOFWERX
Mulugeta Haile, Research Aerospace Engineer and Research Team Leader, Army Research Laboratory
Curtis Banks, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA
Dave Rios, DTIC-IAC Field Advisor, USCENTCOM, Cloud Lake Technology, LLC
Gary Black, Electrical Engineer, Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus
11:15
11:25
Micro Weather Sensor, Intellisense Systems INc, California
11:35
LM960 Gigabit LTE datacard, Telit, North Carolina
11:45
Hybrid Mode Wireless Sensor for Tag-less Indoor Human-Oriented Localization and Identification, Texas Tech University, Office of Research Commercialization, Texas
11:55
GNSS Spoofing Detector, TruNav LLC, Illinois
12:05

11:10-12:20
Room 21 

Mobility/Data Challenge

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Bev Corwin, Director, Technology Transfer Days

Chris McMasters, CIO, City of Corona, California
Raimundo Rodulfo, Director of Information Technology, City of Coral Gables, Florida
Chris Jackson, President, Savant Software
Michael Pegues, Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora, Illinois
Bev Corwin, Director, Technology Transfer Days
U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)
11:15
11:25
11:35
Solopulse Radar, Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Georgia
11:45
aQuiRe, CaHill Resources, LLC WOSB, New York

12:30-2:00
 

Lunch (on own) and Networking


2:00-4:00
 

SOFWERX Innovation Tour & Social (Pre-Registration Required; Full Conference Attendees Only)

Join us for a unique afternoon closing reception at SOFWERX; Special Operations public facing intermediary to assist with collaboration, innovation, prototyping and exploration with industry, labs and academic partners. Sponsored by TechConnect. Full-conference attendees only. Transportation is not provided. Free parking available. Approximately 7 minutes from Tampa Convention Center (Uber/Lyft option available).

 

 
 

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