Agenda

8:00 

Registration

8:30 

Flag Presentation

  • UNM NROTC

8:35 

Welcome

8:40

Keynote

The Navy SBIR/STTR Programs

  • Robert Smith, Director of SBIR/STTR Programs, Department of Navy

9:10

Address

The Importance of the SBIR Program for Small Businesses

  • John Garcia, New Mexico District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration

9:25

Video

Video Presentation – “The SBIR/STTR Programs and Their Impact”

  • Senator Tom Udall, New Mexico, United States Senate

9:30

Panel: Working with Primes

Working with Industry: Avenues for Partnering with Industry and Primes

Working with an industry partner, or “prime,” on a subcontract can significantly increase your chance of receiving SBIR/STTR funding. Programs like the All Small Mentor Protégé program incentivize partnerships with small businesses for unique contract opportunities. In this panel, leaders from prime contractors and small businesses will discuss the value of subcontracting/contracting, how to approach their organizations to capture these opportunities, and how their organizations can help you increase your innovative capital.

  • Moderator: Cliff Hudson, CEO, Emerging Technology Ventures

  • Panelist: Joy Colucci, CEO and Founder, Metis Technology Solutions, Inc.

  • Panelist: David Kistin, Program Lead, Sandia National Laboratories C3

  • Panelist: Craig Owens, Lockheed Martin, Small Business Innovation Research Program Manager

  • Panelist: Mike Williams, SBIR/STTR Transition Agent, Air Force

10:30

Break

10:45

Panel: Follow-on Funding

Beyond SBIR/STTR: Follow-on Funding Opportunities

You are reaching the end of your Phase II award – now what? What is a Phase III and how do you secure funding? This panel will provide an overview of follow-on funding opportunities, touching on other Phase II opportunities, other grant and contract mechanisms, angel and venture funding and commercialization assistance programs that can help move your technology closer to commercialization. Hear directly from funding organizations on how to identify and navigate commercialization opportunities, leverage SBIR projects and secure additional capital.

  • Moderator: Myrriah Tomar, Director, Office of Science and Technology

  • Panelist: John Chavez, President, New Mexico Angels

  • Panelist: Russell Long, Founder, Long Capture and Contract Management

  • Panelist: Richard McNamara, NAVSEA

  • Panelist: Jennifer Stewart, ORTA Representative, Naval Surface Warfare Center

11:45

Presentation

Wildflower International

  • Carrier Class Sponsor

12:00

Lunch

Rapid Fire Pitches

2 minute elevator pitches from local economic development organizations

Organizations:

  • PTAC

  • RDC

  • Creative Startups

  • Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

  • New Mexico Start-Up Factory

  • NMSBA

1:00

Panel : SBIR/STTR Tips and Tricks

Funding Your Innovative Idea: Tips & Tricks for Securing SBIR Funding

Putting together a SBIR or STTR proposal package can be intimidating (especially if it’s your first time). To further complicate things, each agency has nuances and different processes for proposal development and submission. What resources are available to help you? How do you navigate the process if you are a first-time applicant? Historically, only 15-20% of SBIR/STTR applications get awarded – this panel will provide tips and tricks to help you be part of that 15%.

  • Moderator: Dan Suhr, President, Independent Platform

  • Panelist: Bill Goodman, President, Goodman Technologies

  • Panelist: Emily Novak, SBIR Program Coordinator, NAVSEA

  • Panelist: Rick Shindell, President, Zyn Systems

  • Panelist: Simon Woodruff, President, Woodruff Scientific

2:00

Topics Presentations

Have you ever wondered how your innovative ideas or capabilities, either technology or services, can be delivered to the Department of Defense? The topics discussion will cover how you can get a share of the $350 million of non-dilutive funds invested every year by the Navy in innovative ideas.

Agency Representatives:

  • McNamara, Richard NAVSEA HQ/DIR

  • Novak, Emily, Team Ships

  • Shah, Shreyansh, PEO USC

  • Tyler, Patrick PEO SUBS

  • Dressman, Lawrence PEO IWS

  • Leggett, Jonathan NAVSEA

  • Azoum, Shadi SPAWAR

3:30

Break

3:45

Topic Presentations Continuation

5:00

Closing Remarks

5:30

After Hours Reception

Join us for networking and light refreshments

Hotel Andaluz