The Micro-enterprise Inventors Program of Oregon (MIPO) and the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDC) will host the SBIR/STTR 2012 National Conference: Crack the Code an event that welcomes entrepreneurs, businesses, government agencies, innovators, universities, and community partners to Portland, Oregon.

SBIR/STTR are competitive federal government grant programs that fund small businesses to develop innovative, high-risk technologies with the goal of increasing private sector commercialization into the marketplace.

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Wednesday, November 14



In this session, these special branches of DOD that participate in the SBIR and STTR Programs will present information about their department, special programs, proposal submission details and procedures and current and upcoming solicitations.

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Ben Berry

CEO, AirShip Technologies Group
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Larry Pollack

Chem-Bio Defense SBIR Program Manager, Joint Science & Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense

John Williams

US DOD – Navy

Wednesday November 14, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Three Sisters/Mt. Bachelor


The topic of game-based learning is gaining considerable attention as more and more young people are playing education-related games outside of school and more and more teachers are leveraging the power of games to engage students in school. Well-designed games can motivate students to actively engage in meaningful and challenging tasks, and through this process to learn content and sharpen critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. And with the advent of modern web-based delivery mechanisms (e.g., handheld personal digital assistants, tablet personal computers) games are now available to users anytime and anywhere. Thus, the momentum for games is likely to continue. This session will describe current and future SBIR funding opportunities for the research and development of commercially viable education technology games. Presenters: ED, Edward Metz, DARPA, Susan Nichols, NSF, Murali Nair & Glenn Larson, NIH, Matthew Portnoy

Wednesday November 14, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mt. Hood


Ms Fox will lead a moderated session on pharmaceutical technology and personalized medicine with presentations from these SBIR candidates.

Wednesday November 14, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mt. St. Helens


SBIR Accounting Systems & Projecting Indirect Rates Fixed and direct costs are often easy to determine, but variable and indirect costs can be tricky and could undermine the fiscal success of your initiatives. This session will present useful and practical information on how to develop basic indirect cost rates. Learn why indirect cost rates are vital to a company's financial success and discover fundamental accounting system principles and practices that are critical to understand before you receive an award.

Wednesday November 14, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Adams/Jefferson (In the Executive Meeting Center)