VA’s ADVANCED SBIR/STTR Conference – March 14-15 – Herndon, VA

For More Effective Phase II and Phase III Planning!

March 14-15, 2012, Herndon, VA
These special sessions will focus on ADVANCED CONCEPTS of the SBIR and STTR programs.  Attend all or part of this two day advanced training conference.

Day 1 will address:

  • Project planning, management overview and strategies for securing Phase II
  • Preparing for Phase III commercialization — from the beginning!
  • Employing SBIR laws to secure large, sole source awards available to all SBIR awardees
  • Identifying sources of federal and private commercialization capital
  • Overview of the DOD Rapid Innovation Fund and technology transition tips
  • Current state of congressional funding
  • Strategic customer funding
  • Debt equity financing overview
  • Seed funding overview
  • Venture Capital discussion
  • Commercialization Strategies & Business Models

Who should attend? Key representatives from anyone bidding on, having a current project, or those who have ever had an SBIR/STTR.

Day 2 will address:

  • Federal R&D Project Management
  • Federal Cost Proposal Development

Who should attend? Anyone planning, or working on, federal contract/grant work.

For a more detailed look at the agenda, please click HERE

Location: Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), 2214 Rock Hill Rd., Herndon, VA 20170

Contact: Robert Brooke, 703-689-3080, robert.brooke@cit.org


– Small Tech Firms, University Researchers/Personnel, Federal/State/Local Government:

  • ALL Sessions:  $95 per person
  • Day 1 Only:  $75 per person
  • Day 2 Only:  $75 per person

– All Others, including service providors, prime contractors, etc.:

  • $175 for Full Conference, or $125 for one day


HOTEL Info: Discounted room rates available at the Hyatt House (formerly the Hotel Sierra) just 2 minutes from the CIT building.  $135 Rate.  Click HERE to make a reservation.

This workshop is funded in part by a grant with the US Small Business Administration.