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SBIR/STTR & the Role of State Programs

October 7, 2014

National Academy of Sciences
2100 C Street NW
Washington, DC 





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9:00 AMWelcome
  • Sujai Shivakumar
9:10 AMSBIR at the Department of Defense: The Committee's Report
  • Jacques Gansler, University of Maryland
9:30 AM

Future Directions from the DoD SBIR Program

  • Chris Renaldi, Department of Defense


9:45 AM

Keynote: Seeding the Future: Federal & State Synergies for the American Innovation Ecosystem

  • Javier Saade, Small Business Administration


10:15 AMPanel I: State Initiatives to Complement the Federal SBIR/STTR Programs
11: 15 AMCoffee Break
11:30 AMOutreach to Underrepresented States, John Williams, Navy SBIR Program
11:45 AMPanel II: Partnerships to Leverage SBIR/STTR for Regional Growth
12:45 PMRoundtable
  • Moderator: Pat Windham, Windham Consulting
  • Kristen Granchelli, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Nagesh Rao, Small Business Administration
  • Jere Glover, Small Business Technology Council (Presentation)
  • Diane Palmintera, Innovation Associates
1:15 PMClosing Remarks
  • Jacques Gansler, University of Maryland
1:30 PMAdjourn