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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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General Session [clear filter]
Tuesday, November 13
 

8:30am

Opening General Session
The Year in SBIR

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Tuesday November 13, 2012 8:30am - 9:30am
Lloyd Center Ballroom

9:30am

SBIR BASICS and INTRODUCTION to the AGENCIES
SBIR Basics and Introduction to the Agencies

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Rick Shindell

Program Manager, FLC Far West Region


Tuesday November 13, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am
Lloyd Center Ballroom

10:50am

Extended Agency Updates DOD

In this session, program managers from each of the twelve government agencies that participate in the SBIR and STTR Programs will present information about their agency, special programs, proposal submission details and procedures and current and upcoming solicitations.


Tuesday November 13, 2012 10:50am - 11:10am
Cascade Ballroom

11:15am

Extended Agency Updates DOE
In this session, program managers from each of the twelve government agencies that participate in the SBIR and STTR Programs will present information about their agency, special programs, proposal submission details and procedures and current and upcoming solicitations.

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Manny Oliver

US- Department of Energy


Tuesday November 13, 2012 11:15am - 11:35am
Cascade Ballroom

11:40am

Extended Agency Updates DHHS - NIH
In this session, program managers from each of the twelve government agencies that participate in the SBIR and STTR Programs will present information about their agency, special programs, proposal submission details and procedures and current and upcoming solicitations.

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avatar for Matthew Portnoy

Matthew Portnoy

NIH SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator, NIH
I manage and coordinate the NIH SBIR/STTR programs.


Tuesday November 13, 2012 11:40am - 12:00pm
Cascade Ballroom

1:15pm

Extended Agency Updates DOT
In this session, program managers from each of the twelve government agencies that participate in the SBIR and STTR Programs will present information about their agency, special programs, proposal submission details and procedures and current and upcoming solicitations.

Tuesday November 13, 2012 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Lloyd Center Ballroom

1:30pm

Extended Agency Updates USDA
In this session, program managers from each of the twelve government agencies that participate in the SBIR and STTR Programs will present information about their agency, special programs, proposal submission details and procedures and current and upcoming solicitations.

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Jodi Williams

National Program Leader, USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture


Tuesday November 13, 2012 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Lloyd Center Ballroom

1:45pm

Extended Agency Updates DHS
In this session, program managers from each of the twelve government agencies that participate in the SBIR and STTR Programs will present information about their agency, special programs, proposal submission details and procedures and current and upcoming solicitations.

Tuesday November 13, 2012 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Lloyd Center Ballroom

2:00pm

Extended Agency Updates NASA
In this session, program managers from each of the twelve government agencies that participate in the SBIR and STTR Programs will present information about their agency, special programs, proposal submission details and procedures and current and upcoming solicitations.

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Richard Leshner

Program Executive, NASA HQs


Tuesday November 13, 2012 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Lloyd Center Ballroom

2:15pm

Extended Agency Updates Dept of Education
In this session, program managers from each of the twelve government agencies that participate in the SBIR and STTR Programs will present information about their agency, special programs, proposal submission details and procedures and current and upcoming solicitations.

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avatar for Ed Metz

Ed Metz

Program Manager, SBIR Program, US Department of Education
Ed Metz directs the SBIR program at the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, which provides seed funding for the R&D of innovative forms of commercially viable education learning technologies. Ed specializes in working with industry leaders in the development... Read More →


Tuesday November 13, 2012 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Lloyd Center Ballroom

2:30pm

Extended Agency Updates NSF
In this session, program managers from each of the twelve government agencies that participate in the SBIR and STTR Programs will present information about their agency, special programs, proposal submission details and procedures and current and upcoming solicitations.

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Murali Nair

SBIR Program Director, National Science Foundation


Tuesday November 13, 2012 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Lloyd Center Ballroom

2:45pm

Extended Agency Updates EPA
In this session, program managers from each of the twelve government agencies that participate in the SBIR and STTR Programs will present information about their agency, special programs, proposal submission details and procedures and current and upcoming solicitations.

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April Richards

SBIR Program Manager, US EPA


Tuesday November 13, 2012 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Lloyd Center Ballroom

3:00pm

Extended Agency Updates DOC/ NIST
In this session, program managers from each of the twelve government agencies that participate in the SBIR and STTR Programs will present information about their agency, special programs, proposal submission details and procedures and current and upcoming solicitations.

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Mary Clague

SBIR/STTR Program Manager, US National Institute of Standards and Technology (DOC)


Tuesday November 13, 2012 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lloyd Center Ballroom

3:15pm

Extended Agency Updates DOC/NOAA
In this session, program managers from each of the twelve government agencies that participate in the SBIR and STTR Programs will present information about their agency, special programs, proposal submission details and procedures and current and upcoming solicitations.

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Kelly Wright

US-DOC - National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency


Tuesday November 13, 2012 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Lloyd Center Ballroom

3:40pm

General Session: SBIR Reauthorization and Policy Directive
Mr Greene will provide a high-level overview of the SBIR/STTR Programs and speak about the Reauthorization and Policy Directive

Tuesday November 13, 2012 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Lloyd Center Ballroom
 
Wednesday, November 14
 

8:30am

Day Two Introduction
Ms Gansky, nationally known author of "The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing'. will talk about the power of networking for the future and the Global Mesh Directory that can support the growing community of Mesh businesses and organizations.

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Wednesday November 14, 2012 8:30am - 9:00am
Lloyd Center Ballroom

9:00am

General Session: Interpreting recent legislation for the SBIR Community
While SBIR has been reauthorized, there are many questions and issues remaining. Are foreign companies going to be allowed into the program? Are affiliates of big business going to be allowed to compete in the SBIR program? Will DOD create incentives to primes that award Phase III contracts? Will DOD set goals for transitions SBIR technology into programs of record and fielded systems? Who will get thrown out of the program and why? Will a company be liable for fraud if is incorrectly applies accounting principles? What will agencies do with 3% of SBIR funds? These discussions followed by a question and answer period

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Jere Glover

Exe Director, Small Business Technology Council


Wednesday November 14, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Lloyd Center Ballroom

10:00am

General Session: Future Trends and Opportunities in Technology
Sandhi will present a vision of future for Education, Energy, Transportation, Health, Security, Communication, Agriculture, and Commerce in this new emerging world. There will be many roadblocks in implementing this future. But these roadblocks will mean endless opportunities for small businesses to innovate, energize and offer products and services for global sensing, intelligent sense-making, and provide solutions to solve many issues we will increasingly face in the future, such as pollution, traffic and congestion, inefficient transportation, management of key energy resources such as water, electricity, and natural gas, deteriorating soils and inefficiencies in food productions, inaccessibility of education, healthcare, medicine, and informatics, personal and global security, and secure worldwide commerce. Solving these mega-problems would require both individual innovation from small businesses as well as intimate cooperation of businesses, citizens, and a range of government agencies - all working together as a part of the value chain across the globe

Wednesday November 14, 2012 10:00am - 10:45am
Lloyd Center Ballroom
 
Thursday, November 15
 

8:30am

Day Three Introduction
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Thursday November 15, 2012 8:30am - 9:00am
Lloyd Center Ballroom

9:00am

Partnering with FEDERAL LABORATORIES
The nation's federal laboratories are world-class research facilities, the utilization of which can result in a higher quality of research, development, testing and evaluation. SBIR now allows you to partner with these facilities. In this session you will learn about the labs and how ti use them, what types of services are available, and how to find a federal laboratory with programs and resources in your area of interest.

Speakers
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Rick Shindell

Program Manager, FLC Far West Region


Thursday November 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Lloyd Center Ballroom

10:50am

Partnering with UNIVERSITIES

A panel of leading university technology transfer experts and innovators will discuss how to find technology at universities, how to out-license or option it, and how to leverage the connections and capabilities of universities to increase your odds of winning Phase I and II and going on to Phase III success whether through licensing, venture investment, or sales. Best practices and common pitfalls of small firm and university SBIR-related relationships will be discussed. Panelists: Ron Adams, OSU, Patrick Jones, UO, David Peyton, PSU and past faculty from UCSF and University of Arizona.


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Ron Adams

Executive Associate Vice President for Research, Oregon State University


Thursday November 15, 2012 10:50am - 11:50am
Cascade Ballroom