SBIR/STTR Innovation Conference

NOVEMBER 17-19, 2020 | NATIONAL HARBOR, MD

Co-Located with:

Defense TechConnect

 

Smart Cities Connect


2019 SBIR/STTR PROGRAM  

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Time

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019   Registration 7:00am – 6:00pm

8:00-4:30 SBIR/STTR Workshops (additional fee required)
- SBIR/STTR Overview & Phase 1 Proposal Development (8:00-11:30)
- SBIR/STTR Accounting Basics (12:30-2:30)
- Phase II Proposal Preparation (2:30-4:30)

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

3:00-4:00 SBIR/STTR Agency Booth Meet and Greet, Expo Hall

3:00-6:00 SBIR/STTR Agency Pavillion, Defense TechConnect and Smart Cities Connect Expo & Reception
Meet with SBIR/STTR Agency leadership at their booths

 
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Time

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2019   Registration 7:00am – 6:00pm

8:30-10:00 Joint Defense TechConnect and SBIR/STTR Keynotes
  • Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy.
  • Daryl Haegley, Control Systems Cybersecurity, U.S. Department of Defense.
  • Helen Greiner, Army HQE Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and AI, ASAALT, Co Founder iRobot.
  • John Williams, Director of Innovation, Office of Innovation and Technology, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation
Keynote Panel: Defending the Frontier in a Globally Connected World: A Robust Dialogue on the nexus between DoD, Tech, Innovation, & Ship:
  • Panel Opening: Maria Roat, CIO, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Moderator: Nagesh Rao, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Keynote panelists:
    • William Hurley (Whurley), Founder, Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age
    • Barb Carson, Deputy Associate Administrator, SBA
    • Geoff Orazem, CSO and Co Founder, Eastern Foundry
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-11:45 SBIR/STTR Agency Briefings
7 minute Agency Briefings

11:45-1:00 Lunch (on own)

1:00-5:00 Expo Hall Open, Featuring SBIR/STTR Agency Pavillion and Agency Meet and Greet

1:00-2:00 Working with the Primes

2:15-3:15 SBIR 101: Required Homework Before Submitting Your SBIR/STTR Proposal

3:00-4:00 Defense Innovation Poster Session

3:00-5:00 SBIR/STTR Agency Pavillion, Defense TechConnect and Smart Cities Connect Expo & Reception
Meet with SBIR/STTR Agency leadership at their booth or tabletop

 
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Time

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019   Registration 7:30am – 12:00pm
SBIR Attendees have access to Defense TechConnect and Smart Cities Connect breakout sessions 0900-1200.


9:00-9:55 Legal and Accounting Requirements of the SBIR Program

10:00-10:55 Phase II Success: Lessons Learned From Awardees

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 2019


8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Baltimore 4 

SBIR Workshops (additional registration required)


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Woodrow Wilson Lobby 

Coffee and Networking Break


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baltimore 4 

SBIR Workshops (additional registration required)


11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
 

Lunch (on own)


1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Baltimore 4 

SBIR Workshops (additional registration required)


3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Expo Hall D-E 

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


3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Expo Hall D-E 

Demo and Drinks

See prototype demos and be rewarded with drink tickets!

Man-Portable Doppler Radar (MPDR), Basic Commerce and Industries, Inc
Industrial Scale Metal 3D Printing, Big Metal Additive
Spark Modular Support System, Bishop Ascendant Inc.
Conform-a-Care: An elasticated multilayered wound dressing that contours to the body, providing optimal wound care, Conform-a-Care
SURVIVOR: A low-bandwidth, ruggedizied telemedicine system for austere environments, Innovator Health
A Network Acceleration Platform for Line rate Security Processing at 40G & 100G bps, Intilop
Local Motors by LMI is a ground mobility company focused on shaping the future for the better by way of manufacturing smart, safe, and sustainable 3D-printed mobility solutions, Local Motors
Premise, PDC
Wearable sensor/machine learning PaaS to enhance management of fatigue, impairment, injury, and disease, PROTXX, Inc.
Poseidon Hydroelectric System, Renewable Ocean Energy Inc
Expeditionary 3D Printer, Rugged 3D
A Lightweight, Enabling Hydrogen Storage Solution, Steelhead Composites
TechConnect Ventures provides dedicated strategic programs designed to connect our customers with new or previously unknown sources of external innovation, TechConnect Ventures
The Global Energy Center promotes energy security by working alongside government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to devise pragmatic solutions to the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape, The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center
The mission of the Office of Research Commercialization is to partner with TTUS innovators to facilitate the commercial use of their inventions through the process of identifying high potential research, securing patent rights, and executing license agreements with capable business partners., Texas Tech University ORC

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Expo Hall D-E 

SBIR/STTR Agency Booths Meet and Greet, Expo Hall

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9, 2019


8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Woodrow Wilson A 

Joint Defense TechConnect-SBIR/STTR Keynotes

Jennifer Rocha (Welcome to Day 2), Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect
Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, US Air Force
Daryl Haegley, Principal Cyber Advisor, U.S. Secretary of Defense
John Williams, Director of Innovation, Office of Innovation and Technology, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Woodrow Wilson A 

Defending the Frontier in a Globally Connected World: A Robust Dialogue on the nexus between DoD, Tech, Innovation, & EShip: Keynote Panel

Maria Roat (Panel Introduction), CIO, U.S. Small Business Administration

Moderator: G. Nagesh Rao, Director of Business Technology Solutions (BiTS, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration

Barb Carson (Colonel, USAFR), Deputy Associate Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
Geoff Orazem, CSO and Co Founder, Eastern Foundry
William Hurley (Whurley), Founder, Strangeworks
Rich Julien, Public Sector Venture & Startups, AWS

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Woodrow Wilson Lobby 

Coffee and Networking Break


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baltimore 4 

SBIR/STTR Agency Briefings

Agency presentations on current and upcoming funding opportunities. SBA overview of additional Agencies and closing brief. Agency reps will be available to speak with attendees in the Expo Hall 1:00pm-5:00pm.

10:30 AM
Manny Oliver, Director, SBIR/STTR Program Office, U.S. Department of Energy
10:37 AM
Vladimir Popov, Director, Partnership Development Office, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
10:44 AM
April Richards, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, EPA
10:51 AM
Vince Garcia, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, NOAA
10:58 AM
Ed Metz, Education Researcher, Technology Program Director, U.S. Department of Education
11:05 AM
Bob Smith, SBIR/STTR Program Director, U.S. Navy
11:12 AM
Rick Schwerdtfeger, SBIR/STTR Program Director, NSF
11:19 AM
Keith Woodman, Space Technology Mission Directorate, SBIR, NASA
11:26 AM
Jason Preisser, SBIR/STTR Program Director, DARPA
11:33 AM
Susan Celis, SBIR/STTR Program Director, DoD
11:44 AM
John Williams, Director of Innovation, Office of Innovation and Technology, SBA

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
 

Lunch (on own)


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Expo Hall D-E 

Expo Hall


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Baltimore 4 

Working with the Primes

According to SBIR.gov, "With over 40% of the SBIR/STTR budget going to the Department of Defense, it is important to understand the role large Defense prime contractors play and how small businesses can develop relationships with these lead systems integrators, also known as LSI." Hear from SBIR/STTR leads within the major defense primes as to how they work with small companies and universities and how your organization can best engage with them.

Moderator: Doug Deason, CEO, Deason Research LLC

Alf Carroll, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt, Raytheon
Craig Owens, Systems Engineer, Principal SBIR Program Manager, Lockheed Martin
Kevin McGrath, Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Northrop Grumman
Paul Staszak, BDS Technology Strategy, SBIR/STTR Focal, Boeing

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Baltimore 4 

SBIR 101: Required Homework Before Submitting Your SBIR/STTR Proposal

The panel will discuss basic eligibility requirements for an applicant and PI on an SBIR/STTR project, including the most common mistakes and misunderstandings. We will then talk about the projects that NSF wants to fund under its broad topics and how DOD is trying to recruit small firms that haven't traditionally participated in SBIR/STTR.

Chair: Jim Greenwood, Founder, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.

Rick Schwerdfeger, SBIR/STTR Program Director, NSF
Susan Celis, SBIR/STTR Program Director, DOD

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Expo Hall D-E 

SBIR/STTR Agency Meet and Greet, Expo Hall


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Expo Hall D-E 

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


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Expo Hall D-E 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 10, 2019


9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
Baltimore 1 

The Modern Military Base – Realizing the Operational Advantages of Autonomous Vehicles

Out of the DoD’s $1 billion in annual transportation costs, the Department of Defense spends $435 million each year for non-tactical passenger vehicles and light trucks alone, with a use rate of just 7%. However, new autonomous vehicle (AV) technology can help reduce those costs and increase transportation safety by ensuring more coordinated transport and cutting down on single-occupancy ridership. This panel will examine the use of military bases as AV testbeds, and the opportunity to accelerate AV innovation both within bases and in partnership with their surrounding communities.

Moderator: Nick Maynard, Chief Strategy Office, US Ignite

Forrest Senti, Director of Business and Government Initiatives, National Cybersecurity Center
Margaret Mullins, Military Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator Michael Bennet
Jason Dorvee, Acting Associate Technical Director (Installations Forward), Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, U.S. Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
Marissa Brand, ESTEP Program Manager, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC)

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
Annapolis 1 

Cloud vs. Fog: Finding the Right Technology Partners

Cloud technology through voice and broadband has the power to completely change communities and to improve the lives of local residents and businesses. Partnering with a cloud provider has proven to be the most cost effective and time efficient way to start offering cloud services. Together, we’ll walk through the cloud, and provide you with the understanding, working knowledge and questions should be asking in order to make a profitable decision.

Chair: Colin Scott, Vice President of Sales and Account Management, Momentum Telecom

Todd Henecke, Business Development and Sales Manager, National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC)
Terie Hannay, Senior Vice President of Planning & Integration, NRTC
Chris Odom, Manager of Voice Services, Conway Corporation

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
Baltimore 2 

Innovating for Military Medicine

In addition to critical needs in the battlefield, the administration and practice of health care for military service members and their dependents in non-deployed (peacetime) settings and medical R&D specific to defense needs are vital for long term health and well being of the military. This panel of military, health, and technology experts will discuss current and future work being implemented across the spectrum of military care.

Chair: Winston Chang, Creative Ideation Chief, Oasys International Corporation

Joseph Caravalho, President & CEO, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Jennifer Perusini, Founder & CEO, Neurovation Labs, Inc.
Albert Chan, Vice President, Chief of Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Baltimore 3 

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: Tim Fowler, (IAC) Field S&T Advisor, USSTRATCOM / NORAD-NORTHCOM

Brant Stoner, Manufacturing Engineer, Northrop Grumman
Alf Carroll, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt, Raytheon
Tim Fowler, (IAC) Field S&T Advisor, USSTRATCOM / NORAD-NORTHCOM
9:05 AM
9:15 AM
Helicoid Architecture for Composite Materials, Helicoid Industries Inc., California
9:25 AM
9:35 AM

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
Baltimore 4 

Legal and Accounting Requirements of the SBIR Program: Avoiding Fraud Waste and Abuse Problems

In this lively panel discussion the top government contract and grant legal and accounting experts discuss financial issues that new SBIR/STTR recipients frequently struggle with. The focus is on helping participants understand which rules are black and white and which have shades of gray, while sharing their real life client experiences.

Ed Jameson, CPA, Managing Partner, Jameson & Company LLC
Jere Glover, Executive Director, Small Business Technology Council
Brian LaCroix, Partner, Jameson & Company LLC
Daniel Kim, Managing Partner, Chevron & Rockers

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Annapolis 2 

Smart Waste and Recycling - The Future of Urban Sustainability

While cities and towns across the country commit to smart systems for utilities, housing, and schools, recycling and waste service systems remain stagnant and resistant to innovation. This panel will provide background on the industry and its slow march to more intelligent solutions. We will discuss exciting advances and opportunities – and ongoing challenges – to creating truly smart sanitation systems.

Chair: David Segall, Vice President - Policy and Municipalities, Recycle Track Systems

Jay Wheeler, CEO, Underground Refuse Systems
Gary Levitan, Vice President of Sustainability, Recycle Track Systems
Guido Hartray, Founding Partner, Marvel Architects

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Annapolis 3 

AI in a Time of Crisis: How Aurora Illinois, Leveraged Data Analyitics to Help Manage a Mass Shooting

Earlier this year, the City of Aurora, IL, made national headlines due to a mass shooting. This panel will tell the story of how Aurora used technology to respond to the mass shooting, manage national communications and communications with residents, and more. More generally, the panel will discuss the City’s smart city vision and how it’s using technology to engage with residents and make more data-driven decisions.

Chair: Traci Siegel, Customer Success Manager, Zencity

Clayton Muhammad, Director of Communications, City of Aurora, IL
Michael Pegues, Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora, IL

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Baltimore 1 

Living Intelligence Supports Faster, Better Decision Making

The speed of information is increasing and technology (especially technology available in the intelligence community) needs to keep up with the demands for knowledge – particularly curated knowledge. This interaction panel and discussion will provide recommendations to the intelligence community, including embracing a common Object framework to ensure all information is driven to the Object, creation of a DoD mandate, and common defense ontological framework.

Chair: Geoff Davis, Program Team Lead, Analytics and Simulation, SAIC

David Lattimore, Services Director, Defense and Intelligence, Carahsoft
Mike Gilger, Principal Software Engineer, Modus Operandi, Inc.

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Baltimore 2 

Defense Medical Technology Challenge V

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: Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight

Review Panelists
Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight
John David, Director, National Security Science & Technology, LMI
Jennifer Perusini, Founder & CEO, Neurovation Labs, Inc.
Albert Chan, Vice President, Chief of Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health
Brett Scharringhausen, Technology Scout for the Commander, Chief, Discovery & Integration of Science & Technology, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)
10:05 AM
10:15 AM
10:25 AM
10:35 AM
Artificial Pancreas, ECMedical, Pennsylvania
10:45 AM
Intra-Operative Positioning System (IOPS), Centerline Biomedical, Inc., Ohio

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Baltimore 3 

Materials & Manufacturing Challenge II

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: Tim Fowler, (IAC) Field S&T Advisor, USSTRATCOM / NORAD-NORTHCOM

Brant Stoner, Manufacturing Engineer, Northrop Grumman
Alf Carroll, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt, Raytheon
Tim Fowler, (IAC) Field S&T Advisor, USSTRATCOM / NORAD-NORTHCOM
Scott Swanson, Technology Transfer Program Manager, Doolittle Institute
10:05 AM
10:15 AM
Integrated Multimaterial 3D printing for RF and IoT applications, Obsidian Advanced Manufactruing, Connecticut
10:25 AM
Industrial Scale Metal 3D Printing, Big Metal Additive, LLC, Colorado
10:35 AM
10:45 AM
Distributed Recycling and Additive Manufacturing, MolyWorks Materials Corp., California
10:55 AM

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Baltimore 4 

Phase II Success: Lessons Learned From Awardees

Your company has been awarded a Phase I SBIR/STTR. Fantastic, so what are the key steps you should take now to successfully transition to Phase II and beyond? This panel of past and present Phase II awardees will discuss what steps to take, what things to avoid, and other tips to set yourself up for Phase II success.

Jerry Hollister, Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting
Colin Dunn, CEO and Founder, Fend Incorporated
Will Van Kampen, CTO, Xoran Technologies
ML Mackey, CEO and Founder, Beacon Interactive Systems

Chair: Rich Sullivan, Director, Business Development, ITility

Daniel Weekley, Vice President of Innovation, Dominion Energy
Melissa Pennington, Sustainability Coordinator, Materials Management Branch, EPA
Mark Philbrick, BETO, U.S. Department of Energy
Katherine Akingbade, Team Lead and Civilian Microbiologist/Biochemist, Army Research Laboratory

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baltimore 2 

Defense Medical Technology Challenge VI

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: Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight

Review Panelists
Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight
John David, Director, National Security Science & Technology, LMI
Jennifer Perusini, Founder & CEO, Neurovation Labs, Inc.
Albert Chan, Vice President, Chief of Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health
11:05 AM
PainQx Platform, PainQx, Pennsylvania
11:15 AM
11:25 AM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Annapolis 1 

Tech to Protect: Coding Competition for Emergency Responders

Across the globe, there is a need for software applications to transform the way first responders serve their communities. However, due to the unique circumstances, difficult conditions, and unpredictable environments in which public safety end-users operate, there are barriers to unitizing untested software in their daily routines. NIST PSCR, a mission-driven federal research lab, is working to reduce those barriers. This panel will highlight a newly launched open innovation program challenging participants from across the country to create software solutions which address key challenges faced by first responders.

Moderator: George Rice, Partner, RedFlash Group

Craig Connelly, Prize & Challenge Specialist, PSCR Innovation Accelerator, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cherry Blossom Ballroom 

Additive Manufacturing - ASTM: Standardizations, Qualification & Certification

1:00 PM
Qualification research on laser powder bed fusion of AlSi10Mg structures, Youngstown State University
1:30 PM
Development of 4340 Steel Processing Parameters on the EOS M290, U.S. Army ARDEC
2:00 PM
Identifying methods to improve the structural integrity of multi-component, additive manufactured objects through the use of the ASTM/ISO 52915 AMF format, Avante Technology, LLC
2:20 PM
Navigating Processing, Structure and Properties During Additive Manufacturing Development, Aerojet Rocketdyne
3:00 PM
A Framework and Tools for Additive Manufacturing Qualification and Certification, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
3:30 PM
On the Development of Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Framework for Additively Manufactured Parts, FAA
4:00 PM
Fracture Control and Structural Certification Guidance for Additive Manufactured Spacecraft Structures, NASA Johnson Space Center
4:30 PM
Perspective on Nondestructive Evaluation of Additive Manufactured Components, US Air Force Research Laboratory
5:05 PM
ASTM: Standardizations, Qualification & Certification Panel Discussion

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Eastern Shore 2 

Additive Manufacturing - ASTM: In-Situ Monitoring and NDT

1:00 PM
Characterization of Defects in Metal Additive Manufacturing using In-situ Diagnostics, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
1:30 PM
Challenges in Manufacturing and Inspecting Internal Features for Aluminum SLM Additive Manufactured Components, University of Huddersfield
1:50 PM
Probability of detection of seeded AM defects using X-ray Computed Tomography, NIST
2:10 PM
In-Line Inspection of Additive Manufactured Parts Using Laser Ultrasonics, Intelligent Optical Systems
2:30 PM
Exposing hidden mechanics and the effects of defects in additively manufactured metal structures via novel combination of mechanical and non-destructive testing techniques, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
3:05 PM
Powder bed fusion in-situ monitoring for the rapid detection of defects, Monash University
3:35 PM
A study of applying 3D printing to improve testing reliability in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Industry, The Open University of Hong Kong
3:55 PM
Elemental Analysis of Powdered Metals and Additively Manufactured Parts, SPECTRO Analytical Instruments
4:15 PM
Spatially variant structures: unlocking the full potential of additive manufacturing, nTopology
4:35 PM
Scan-by-Scan Thermal Modeling for Defect and Prediction at the Part Scale, Cornell University
5:05 PM
ASTM: In-Situ Monitoring and NDT, Panel Discussion

 

 
 

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