The New Mexico Department of Defense (DoD) SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit will bring together small businesses, Federal program managers, defense representatives, experts, and local organizations who have a vested interest in driving innovation through the SBIR and STTR programs.
The slides to be used during the Summit will be available for download soon.
The Innovation Summit’s line-up features powerful speakers, informative panels, access to private one-on-one time with the decision-makers, updates on the upcoming DoD SBIR/STTR topics, and more. Wednesday December 12th, 2018. 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The NM FAST program publishes a monthly SBIR/STTR newsletter which highlights SBIR/STTR events, webinars, and conferences; provides agency updates; promotes additional funding opportunities of interest to SBIR/STTR applicants; and more.
Wednesday December 12th, 2018
8:00AM TO 6:00PM
Panel: Working With Primes
Panel: Follow-on Funding
Rapid Fire Pitches
Panel: SBIR/STTR Tips and Tricks
DoD Topics Continued
Join us for light refreshments and networking at Hotel Andaluz
One-on-one sessions will be available throughout the day
Sign-ups are now live
NAVSEA has released their topic titles for BAA release 19.1 (SBIR) and 19.A (STTR):
Mr. Smith is the director of the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research Program. Mr. Smith manages numerous activities designed to assist small businesses in getting their technology fully developed, tested, and inserted into products and services used by our Naval warfighters.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Smith was the Director of Disruptive Technologies in the Office of Naval Research. The mission of the Disruptive Technologies program is to provide game changing technical options for the future Navy. Mr. Smith was also the Program Manager for the Department of the Navy’s Rapid Innovation Fund which supports small business concerns rapidly inserting their technology solutions into acquisition programs of record.
Eugene “Cliff” Hudson
David Kistin is the program lead for Sandia National Laboratories, Center for Collaboration and Commercialization (C3). Located at the Lobo Rainforest Building in the center of Albuquerque’s Innovation District, C3 serves as a “front door” to Sandia. It is designed to strengthen partnerships, technology transfer and ties to the community. C3 is part of Sandia’s Integrated Partnerships Organizations, and provides access to technology licensing information, no-cost technical assistance, economic development resources, and more.
Mr. Williams is a senior technology analysts (TA) for the Air Force (AF) SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Program (CRP). He has a BSEE and career span of over 33 years in broad based multi-disciplined physics, microelectronics and project management. His TA duties include seeking out innovative viable technology solutions within the AF SBIR/STTR 3-phased program with a focus on accelerating the transition/commercialization into real-world military and commercial applications. The CRP provides investment opportunities for candidate small businesses.
Mr. Chavez is the President of the New Mexico Angels. President since 2008, he has been an angel investor since 2003. Mr. Chavez is also the Managing Director of Phase One Ventures, a start-up fund out of Santa Fe, NM and Managing Director of New Mexico Start-Up Factory I and II. Outside of the Angels, he is the President of Tafoya and Brainerd Partners LLC, a nationwide business development consulting firm. Prior to his work in consulting, Mr. Chavez was appointed Cabinet Secretary of the Taxation and Revenue Department by by New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. During his six year tenure as Tax Secretary he also served as the President of the Federation of Taxation Administrators for one year.
Mr. Chavez received the following degrees from New Mexico State University: Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Art in Economics and Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.
Richard R. McNamara
Mr. Azoum has been the Space and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWAR) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Manager since June 2016. Although recent to the position, Mr. Azoum has participated in the SBIR and STTR programs as an Assistant Program Manager (APM) for Science and Technology (S&T) for the Navy’s Cyber Security and Information Assurance Program Office, PMW 130, of the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I) since July 2011. In his APM S&T position, he made critical, actionable contributions, including developing a technology roadmap, mentoring computer scientists and software engineers on Naval Fleet needs, and briefing senior officials on upcoming threats and trends. In times of budgetary restrictions, he forged relationships with other agencies and organizations, namely DARPA and DHS, to collaborate on shared capability gaps.
Brent Taft received a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University (2008) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2009), respectively. Since graduation, he has been at the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate, where he is currently the Integrated Structural Systems Program Manager. Integrated Structural Systems is a pervasive program performing basic and applied R&D in the areas of deployed structures, thermal control systems, integrated structural sensing, and agile manufacturing.
Matthew Cooper received his M.S. in both Electrical and Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and his MBA from the University of South Dakota. He has worked as an Electrical Systems Integration Engineer for BAE Systems, as a Geoint Project Engineer at NASIC, and most recently as a Program Manager of high power novel lasers for AFRL. His research interests include nonlinear control, digital holography, and fiber lasers.
Rapid Fire Pitches
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is the closest airport?
The Albuquerque International Sunport is only ten minutes away from the Convention Center.
When and where will the SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit be held?
The summit will take place Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. 401 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
I’m coming from out-of-town. What hotels are close to the Convention Center?
For the Summit, the hotel of choice is the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. There is a room block reserved, with code G-SBIR. Hotel information is:
- Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
- 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
- You may also use this link to directly book with the room block pricing
Other hotels within walking distance of the Albuquerque Convention Center:
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Albuquerque
- 201 Marquette Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
- Hotel Andaluz
- 125 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotels located near the Albuquerque International Sunport (airport), within 10-minute drive of the Albuquerque Convention Center
- Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel
- 2910 Yale Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
- Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Airport
- 2601 Yale Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
- Best Western Inn & Suites
- 2400 Yale Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
- Ramada Albuquerque Airport
- 2300 Yale Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Where can I park?
The Albuquerque Convention Center is connected to 1,500 convenient parking spaces. Primary parking is available at the Convention Center garage (Martin Luther King Blvd & Broadway), with overflow parking available at the Civic Plaza garage (Marquette & 3rd St.). Event parking in these garages is $6.00 per vehicle, without in/out privileges.
Additionally, there are numerous other public parking garages and parking lots available throughout downtown close to the Center. Parking fees vary. Please refer to the posted parking fees at each garage or lot.
When does registration open?
Registration is open now.
Where do I register?
Please visit Eventbrite to register.
Is there a fee to attend the SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit?
Yes, there is a $35 registration fee. The fee includes refreshments and lunch.
How do I register for one-on-one sessions?
We will send out sign-up information to all registered attendees prior to the event.
Can I register at the door?
No, all registrations must be made in advance.
If I cannot make it, is my registration transferable?
Yes, as long as we are notified 48 hours in advance.
Why You Should Attend
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in pursuing or applying for SBIR/STTR funding.
The event highlights the DoD. Will the event be pertinent if I’m interested in applying to a different agency?
Yes! The event will highlight panels that will provide information pertinent to any SBIR/STTR funding agency.
I am with the media and would like to do a story. Who should I contact
Thanks in advance! Please contact Dana Catron at email@example.com
Who can I contact if I have a question?
Contact Dana Catron, Program Manager for NM FAST. She can be reached at 505-469-8411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is an initiative of the NM FAST Partnership Program, which is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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