The U.S. Air Force welcomes you to the STTR Virtual Collider, an event designed to increase Historically Black Colleges & Universities’ (HBCU) and Minority Servicing Institutions’ (MSI) participation in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The Collider is part of the BDPA Technology Virtual Conference and Career Fair, taking place August 20-22.
The purpose of this event is to generate demand, to educate our target audience on the STTR program and processes, to enable networking between potential government customers and small businesses and overall to increase the HBCU participation in the STTR program. Bringing awareness to under-served communities.
Engage with HBCU/MSIs (Minority Servicing Institutions) to support the development of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) capabilities in support of Air Force needs and to alleviate competency gaps between HBCU/MSIs and traditional research universities.
* Increase HBCU/MSIs participation in the Air Force research funding source program
* Increase research opportunities with HBCU/MSIs in Air Force competency areas
* Working with HBCU/MSIs to increase their success in competing for broader research funding sources