Innovation Summit

Wednesday, December 9th
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


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The New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit

The New Mexico 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 Innovation Summit’s line-up features powerful speakers, informative panels, access to private one-on-one time with decision-makers, updates on the SBIR/STTR programs, and more. Wednesday December 9th, 2020. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Wednesday December 9th, 2020

9:00AM TO 5:00PM


9:00 AM


9:10 AM

Welcome and Introduction

9:20 AM

Keynote Address

9:45 AM

Panel Sessions

12:30 PM

Working Lunch with Cyber-security Presentation

1:30 PM

Panel Sessions

2:50 PM

Presentation: Navy Topics

4:20 PM

Presentation: The NM FAST Program

4:40 PM

Closing Remarks

One-on-One Sessions

One-on-one sessions with program managers will be available at the New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit. Session sign-ups will also be available at Exhibitor booths day of.


Stay tuned for more details.

Virtual Booths


Visit virtual booths from business growth and support organizations from around the country!

New Mexico Procurement Technical Assistance Center

New Mexico Procurement Technical Assistance Center

The New Mexico Procurement Technical Assistance Center can help businesses move through their required registrations for SBIR/STTR opportunities.


We are experts in defense commercialization, contracts, and emerging technology. We introduce scrappy young companies to the customers that will grow their businesses to new heights.
State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI)

State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI)

SSTI strengthens initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.


The Office of Science supports the Nation’s best minds, using the world’s best facilities, to keep America at the forefront of discovery.

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

We design, build, deliver and maintain ships and systems on time and on cost for the U.S. Navy.

U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR programs

U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR programs

The goal of the Air Force SBIR/STTR program is to identify small businesses that can provide a solution to the warfighter in a faster, more efficient manner than was previously available.

Wichita State University Strategic Initiatives

Wichita State University Strategic Initiatives

WSU Strategic Initiatives will connect you to the best resources to engage, educate, and assist you in developing your market-driven technology.

Academic Partnership Engagement (APEX)

Academic Partnership Engagement (APEX)

Cultivating innovation by expanding the American research enterprise for the Department of the Air Force.


Event Logistics

When and where will the New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit be held?

The New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit will take place Wednesday, December 9, 2020. This year’s event will be held virtually through Hopin.

Do I need to download any software to attend the event?

No. Hopin is a streaming platform so there is no need to download additional software to attend.

How do I use Hopin?

Hopin is a virtual platform with a lot of functionality built into it. We will be releasing a video soon on how to maximize your attendee experience.


When does registration open?

Registration will open soon.

Where do I register?

Registation will be done through Hopin. Stay tuned for more information.

Is there a fee to attend the SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit?

No, as the New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit is virtual this year, the event will be free.

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 the day of the event?

Yes. As the event will be virtual, registration will be open until the event starts.

If I cannot make it, is my registration transferable?

Yes, as long as we are notified 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 interesed in applying to a different agency?

Yes! The event will highlight panels that will provide information pertinent to any SBIR/STTR funding agency.

Contact Information

I am with the media and would like to do a story. Who should I contact
Thanks in advance! Please contact Dana Catron at
Who can I contact if I have a question?

Contact Dana Catron, Program Director for NM FAST. She can be reached at 505-358-4039 or


SBIR/STTR Support Organizations

This event is an initiative of the NM FAST program, which is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Contact Us

NMSU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact Arrowhead Center, (575) 646-6120,