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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Adriana S. Ocampo

The Boeing Company
SBIR/STTR Program Manager
As the Mentor Protégé and Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program Manager for The Boeing Company, Adriana is responsible for scouting out the power of innovation by identifying strategic qualified potential small/diverse businesses that provide emerging technologies and/or unique capabilities of interest to Boeing. Adriana also helps identify R&D opportunities for international small businesses that align Boeing’s adjacent market technology needs in support of the company’s efforts to increase foreign market revenue to 30 percent.
Adriana is the small business leader driving execution to the President’s call of action to prime contractors to lower barriers for small businesses to enter the Defense acquisition stream, allowing Boeing to position itself for future market opportunities. She is the Boeing’s focal in interactions with the Dept. of Defense, NASA, National Science Foundation, other government agencies and Aerospace Industry in matters related to Small Business Programs including Mentor Protégé and SBIR/STTR.
Adriana holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Maryville University, St. Louis.