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Workshop on the Small Business Technology Transfer Program 
National Academy of Sciences
2100 C Street, NW, Lecture Room
Washington, DC

May 1, 2015



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Held under the auspices of the National Academies’ study of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, this event will offer an opportunity to explore STTR program operations and outcomes in view of the program’s legislative objectives, including, among other things, the program’s effectiveness in transferring technologies; the application process; impact of and experiences in creating collaborations between small business and research institutions, including labs; experiences in establishing IP agreements; and economic outcomes.  

 9:00 AM Introduction
 9:10 AMPanel I:  Agency Perspectives on STTR
  • Moderator: Sujai Shivakumar, The National Academies 
  • Christopher Rinaldi, Department of Defense (Presentation)
  • Matthew Portnoy, National Institutes of Health (Presentation)
  • Manny Oliver, Department of Energy (Presentation)
  • Barry Johnson, National Science Foundation (Presentation)
  • Joseph Grant, NASA (Presentation)
 10:30 AM Coffee Break
 10:45 AMPanel II:  Small Business Perspectives on STTR
  • Moderator: Michael Borrus, XSeed Capital
  • Anthony Mulligan, Hydronalix, Inc. (Presentation)
  • Jay Rozzi, Creare LLC (Presentation)
  • Terry Grimm, Niowave, Inc. (Presentation)                             
 12:00 PMPanel III:  Policy Roundtable
  • Moderator: Patrick Windham, Technology Policy International
  • Jere Glover, Small Business Technology Council
  • David Day, University of Florida
  • James Woodell, APLU
  • Kevin Wheeler, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
 12:35 PMClosing Remarks
  • Jacques Gansler, University of Maryland
 12:45 PM Adjourn