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.

Mary Cardon

Utah Science Technology And Research Inititative (USTAR)
I am the director of the Utah Science, Technology and Research (USTAR)'s SBIR-STTR Assistance Center - working with Utah companies to navigate and win these non-equity position grants. I have over three decades of management experience primarily in communications, with over 20 years in newspapers and small business in Idaho, California and Utah. I am active in the community, volunteering with organizations improving the lives of women, children and the under-represented.