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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Ed Metz

US Department of Education
Program Manager, SBIR Program
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 of education technology, research to test implementation in schools, and on business models for private sector commercialization. Ed’s work through SBIR has included leading cross-agency stakeholder initiatives and events focusing on building capacity for games for learning in education. In recent years, ED/IES SBIR has been a leading funder in the games for learning space, making awards to industry leading game development firms such as Electric Funstuff, Sokikom, Spry Fox, Filament Games, Teachley, Schell Games, Kiko Labs, and Strange Loop Games.

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Tuesday, November 13