Doolittle Institute Annual SBIR Seminar (register by June 1)

Virtual Conference
June 20, 2020

Doolittle Institute Annual SBIR Seminar (register by June 1)

Our annual Small Business Technology Transfer and Small Business Innovation Research (STTR/SBIR) event returns for a fourth year! This event will feature loads of handy resources for small businesses, industry, the Air Force, media, venture capitalists, and investors.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will host our annual SBIR/STTR Seminar virtually this year. We’ll provide clarity and insight into the SBIR/STTR process updates within the Air Force. The content will be beneficial to small businesses, industry as a whole, and to those in the Air Force interacting with the SBIR program.

To submit questions prior to the event, please email them to [email protected]

* Current SBIR/STTR updates and processes
* Transitioning technology
* Venture capital engagement
* Pitch Day process
* Finding a match for your technology
* Contracting

Confirmed Speakers

* David Shahady, Air Force SBIR/STTR, Program Director
Topic Coming Soon

* Aneel Alvares, Lt Col, USAF, Defense Engagement Team at Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
– Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) History & Overview
– The DIU Commercial Solutions Opening Process
– How DoD Organizations & Commercial Firms Can Work with DIU
– Project Examples

* Stacy Swider, Director, SBIR Center of Excellence at UMass Lowell Research Institute
Topic Coming Soon

* Christopher Benson, AFWERX, SBIR, STTR, AF Ventures
– The 2018 National Defense Strategy and AF Ventures
– AF Ventures Process Overview
– How to best leverage the AF Ventures Process

* Rich Julien, Amazon Web Services, Public Sector Venture Capital and Startups
Topic Coming Soon

* Angela Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP, patent, trademark, copyright, and technology law attorney
Topic: Commercializing Technology Through SBIR: Understanding Your Intellectual Property Rights
– Identifying the intellectual property in science and technology startups
– Understanding the legal fundamentals of collaborations when jointly developing technology
– Understanding the importance of developing a framework for managing collaborations
– Identifying issues to avoid in collaborations when jointly developing technology