Doolittle Institute Annual SBIR Seminar (register by June 1)

June 4 / 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
06/04/20 9:00 AM 06/04/20 5:00 PM America/New_York Doolittle Institute Annual SBIR Seminar (register by June 1) United States

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.

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* 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

Event Cost: 
Not specified