The Department of Defense (DoD) SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit will bring together small businesses, NAVSEA/NAVAIR program representatives, experts, and local organizations who have a vested interest in driving innovation through the SBIR and STTR programs.
The slides used during the Summit can be downloaded below.
AttendThe 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 13th, 2017. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Stay InformedThe 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 13th, 2017
8:00AM TO 5:00PM
Panel: The Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR)
Panel: Southwest SBIR Winners
Panel: Post-SBIR Funding
NAVSEA Topics Continued
Reception at Hotel Andaluz
After-Hours Reception at the Hotel Andaluz
Join us for light refreshments and networking
125 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
One-on-one session with Navy Program Managers will be available throughout the day
The Navy topics for BAA release 18.1 (SBIR) and 18.A (STTR) can be found at the two links below:
Richard R. McNamara
Richard R. McNamara of RRM&A, LLC
Mr. McNamara had a distinguished forty year career with the Department of Navy culminating in eight years as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) — four years as the Deputy Program Manager for the Virginia Class Submarine and four as Executive Director PEO Submarines. In 2008 he retired and established RRM & Associates, LLC.
He has more than 22 years in senior program and executive management positions in acquisition and procurement and is a recognized leader in the Navy acquisition community. He is Level III certified in two Acquisition Professional competencies – Program Management, and Research and Systems Engineering. He has been awarded the DOD Small Business Program Manager of the Year in 2002 and holds the distinction of having managed over $1 Billion in successful Small Business Innovative Research [SBIR] transitions to the fleet. As a Legislative Fellow, he worked on Capitol Hill in the United States Senate.
Ryan Shealy is the Deputy Program Manager of NAVSEA’s SBIR/STTR Program and the Technology Manager for the Directorates and HQ. He has been working with the Navy since September 2011. He started as a Project Manager for the OHIO Replacement Program’s Design for Affordability group where he led over 125 initiatives totaling $1B+ in potential savings for the class. He joined the SBIR/STTR Program in July of 2014 and is responsible for topic generation and review, budget execution, and assisting the Program Manager in his daily duties.
Mr. Shealy graduated from Virginia Military Institute in the Spring of 2004 where he majored in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He began his career in the private sector as an Electrical Projects Engineer where he designed controls software for nuclear power and manufacturing plants.
Elizabeth J. (Lisa) Kuuttila
Lisa has more than 30 years of prior leadership experience in technology commercialization and licensing.
Ms. Audet-Auxt is the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Headquarters Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation Program Manager. Working in the Strategy and Innovation Office, she is responsible for managing R&D Programs within the Enterprise and oversees the Logistics Innovation Cell (LogIC) Program. She is currently in the process of working with Leadership to build a program that involves promoting innovation and generating innovative ideas from both the military and civilian workforce. Over the past two years she has worked diligently to increase the R&D requirements for the Enterprise to support the Fleet and Warfighter. She is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Manager for the Command and assists the Assistant Commands (ACOMs) with identifying ACOM R&D needs and understanding program requirements. She has successfully doubled the NAVSUP SBIR funding need and introduced an outreach program to showcase new Small Businesses efforts to NAVSUP.
Ana Consuelo Matiella
Ms. Matiella has a BS in Applied Sociology from Northern Arizona University and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Arizona. Her areas of expertise are in social marketing, innovative multicultural health communications, storytelling and fotonovela production.
Ms. Matiella is currently the PI of an SBIR Fast Track – De Las Mías a Bilingual, Healthy Lifestyle Digital Platform for Latinas.
At the Joint level, he served as a Charter Member of the BMDO (now MDA) Joint Technology Board (JTB) which assisted BMDO in developing its first Master Technology Plan. Other multi-service assignments include Chairman of the Carbon Fiber Tri-Service Risk Analysis Committee, Test Engineer for Tri-Service Quick Response Effort during the Iranian Hostage Crisis, and member of the Tri-Service Chaff Committee.
Mr. Leggett is responsible for planning and executing the outreach activities for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) SBIR/STTR Program Office to educate and encourage small businesses to participate in the program. Mr. Leggett has been working with various Department of Defense Programs for over 15 years. He previously supported the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Space Policy as the Administrative Officer. Prior to his work in the Pentagon, Mr. Leggett served as a Test Planner on NAVSEA’s Force Advanced Warfare Technologies (FACT) and the Navy’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Programs. Mr. Leggett obtained his Masters of Science in Business Technologies from Marymount University in the spring of 2003 and has a Bachelor Degree in Business Writing from Christopher Newport University. Mr. Leggett is also a certified Program Management Institute Program Management Professional.
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
She is the former President of New Mexico First, a state wide public policy not-for-profit. Prior to New Mexico First, she retired from Intel Corporation in Rio Rancho where she worked as the Manager of Government Affairs and Public Affairs. Before her career at Intel, Barbara worked as a public relations staff manager at U.S. West Communications in Albuquerque and spent 12 years working for the state’s largest savings and loan association. She has also worked as the community relations director for the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, was public relations manager for the United Way of Greater Albuquerque, and public information director for the YMCA in Albuquerque.
Metis supports several high-visibility programs, including numerous NASA spaceflight missions, modeling and simulation for aeronautics research, and satellite ground system development. The company has been recognized with over 20 NASA achievement awards, was the 2016 NASA Ames Research Center’s Subcontractor of the Year, and was ranked New Mexico’s 6th fastest growing technology company as a 2017 New Mexico Flying 40 award winner.
Joy earned BS, MS and PhD degrees in Earth System Science. She enjoys the outdoors, is an avid reader, and lives in New Mexico with her family.
Patricia M. Knighten
Rapid Fire Pitches
ABQidABQid work with company founders who have an exciting technology with high growth potential, and guides them on the use of the Lean Startup method to refine the right problem to address and learn how to do customer discovery to create a viable business model.
New Mexico Start-up FactoryNew Mexico StartUp Factory helps fund and create companies that have commercializable and market valid ideas and innovations. They also help companies secure SBIR funding for their innovations.
New Mexico Procurement Technical Assistance CenterThe New Mexico Procurement Technical Assistance Center can help businesses move through their required registrations for SBIR/STTR opportunities.
Regional Development CorporationThe Regional Development Corporation can meet one-on-one with SBIR/STTR applicants/awardees based in Northern New Mexico and connect them to the resources they need to grow their businesses.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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I’m coming from out-of-town. What hotels are close to the Convention Center?
Hotels within walking distance of the Albuquerque Convention Center:
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Albuquerque
- 201 Marquette Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
- Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
- 330 Tijeras 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.
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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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