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Early Stage Capital in the United States:
Moving Research Across the Valley of Death
and the Role of SBIR
 

 

 Presentations

 Opening Session

--Welcome
Charles Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, The National Academies

--Issues and Opportunities from the National Academies Review of SBIR
Jacques Gansler, Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Public Policy and Private Enterprise, University of Maryland

 Panel 1: SBIR at Defense and Energy

--New SBIR Initiatives at DARPA
Kaigham Gabriel, Deputy Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

--Staying Power-Unlocking Small Business Innovation  
Kristina Johnson, Under Secretary of Energy, Department of Energy

--The Department of Defense SBIR Program:  Innovation for Mission Needs
Alan Shaffer, Principal Deputy Director, Defense, Research, and Engineering,
Department of Defense

 Panel 2: SBIR at NASA, NIH, and NSF

--NASA and the SBIR Program
Richard Howard, Deputy Chief Technologist, NASA

--The NSF and Innovation: SBIR and Partnership Programs
Thomas Peterson, Assistant Director, Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation

Luncheon Address

--A European Perspective: Spain’s New Innovation Strategies
Juan Tomàs Hernani, Secretary General for Innovation, Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain

Panel III: Trends in Angel and Venture Funding

--Current Challenges in Early-Stage Finance 
Ginger Lew, Senior Advisor, White House National Economic Council

--Trends in Angel Investments
Marianne Hudson, Executive Director, Angel Capital Association

Panel IV: SBIR and Regional Economic Development: Building for Success

--The Pennsylvania Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority 
Jonathan Sider, Technology Investment Deputy Secretary
Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

 Panel V: Improving Access for Minorities and Women

--Minority Angel Investor Network
Terrence Hicks, Minority Angel Investor Network

 

Audio (Click to listen)
Introduction
Panel 1: SBIR at Defense and Energy
Panel 2: SBIR at NASA, NIH, and NSF
Luncheon Address
Panel 3: Trends in Angel and Venture Funding
Panel 4: SBIR and Regional Economic Development: Building for Success
Panel 5: Improving Access for Minorities and Women
Closing Remarks