Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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444 E. Second St.
Dayton, OH 45402

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Dave Crain 
Ohio Federal Research Network 

AFRL STTR Workshop 

SBIR/STTR programs are the nation’s largest source of early stage / high risk R&D funding for small business. At this day long workshop you’ll learn how to participate and compete for STTR funding related to AFRL's upcoming BAA.

Interact with AFRL SBIR/STTR program managers and staff, industry leaders and veteran SBIR/STTR awardees to learn how to access STTR, build partnerships, and create successful commercialization strategies. This is a "real-world" event, focused on pratical information from experts and past awardees on the best practices and do's and dont's of pursuing STTR funding.  

In addition, a handful of support organizations will be at the event for networking and collaboration.  Presenters will be posted as announced.

Working Agenda

Welcome & Overview

Provide the overarching concept of the SBIR/STTR Program
In depth STTR overview - process and important dates

Case Study
Presentation from a company that went through the process and delivered a project

Networking Break
Poster/Exhibit area open & manned

How to do business w/the DoD
How to be compliant when responding to opportunities
Understanding the importance of meeting contracting milestones
Aligning your technology development for acquisition.


AFRL Needs Overview – High level presentation
Dave Shahady - Air Force SBIR/STTR Program Manager

AFRL “Reverse Pitches” – Department TPOCs outline areas of interest

Top 10 Dos and Don'ts for Your SBIR/STTR Proposal

Essentials of SBIR/STTR Commercialization Planning

Post Event Networking
Poster/Exhibit area open & manned
Manned exhibits of support organizations that can help provide assistance