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SBIR Road Tour - Southwest (Albuquerque)

  • Albuquerque Convention Center 401 2nd Street Northwest Albuquerque, NM, 87102 United States (map)

The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Albuquerque, New Mexico on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, to convey the non-dilutive, technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR/STTR programs provide $2.5 billion annually in funding to small technology firms to spur new technological discoveries and facilitate the commercialization of innovations. 

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So, if you're an InnovatorEntrepreneurResearcher, or Small Technology Firm, don't miss this opportunity.

At the Road Tour, individual program managers from 17 participating agencies representing over $3 billion in early stage funding will participate in a one day event alongside technology entrepreneurs and state innovation ecosystem members. Program managers from the participating federal agencies will conduct one-on-one meetings with small businesses, take part in targeted panels, discuss technology areas, and share insights into how the agencies make funding decisions. 

Reserve Your One-on-One Meeting with SBIR/STTR Program Managers from:

  • Department of Defense - Navy

  • Department of Defense - Missile Defense Agency (MDA)

  • Department of Defense - Air Force (USAF)

  • Department of Defense - Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

  • Department of Defense - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

  • Department of Defense - U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM)

  • Department of Defense - Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCOR)

  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA - APHIS)

  • Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Department of Energy (DOE)

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

  • Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

After registration, you will receive an email from Dawnbreaker to arrange your one-on-one session requests.

Other Agenda Highlights Include:

  • Learn how to access local and state resources available to innovators, researchers, and technology entrepreneurs

  • America’s Seed Fund – SBIR/STTR Overview

  • Reverse Pitches – 5 Minute Agency Elevator Pitch

  • Engaging panel sessions:

  • Inside the Head of an Evaluator: Common Mistakes

  • Flexible Funding Opportunities: The Granting Agencies

  • Surprising Opportunities with DoD and NASA

  • New Mexico's Small Business Assistance Ecosystem

  • SBIR Success Stories from New Mexico Innovators

  • Rapid Fire Pitches from New Mexico Accelerators and Assistance Organizations

  • Networking for Company Growth and Development

Registration is $45 and includes lunch.

The Albuquerque SBIR Road Tour stop is hosted by NM FAST at Arrowhead Center

Presented by: SBA

About the Organizer:

Arrowhead Center, NM FAST

Arrowhead Center's NM Fast Program Partnership Program aims to increase participation of small technology firms in the innovation and commercialization of new technology through Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.