SBIR Road Tour – June 21, 2018

Huntington, West Virginia

The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Huntington on June 21, 2018. The Road Tour provides small businesses and researchers the opportunity to learn firsthand about America’s largest seed fund, which awards billions of dollars annually. Read more.

Agenda

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast/Registration/Networking

8:00 - 8:10 a.m.: Host Introduction

8:00 a.m. - noon: SBIR/STTR Federal Agency Presentations, Panel Sessions

and One-on-One Meetings

8:10 - 8:40 a.m.: America's Seed Fund – SBIR/STTR Overview (Office of Innovation

& Technology, SBA)

8:40 - 8:55 a.m.: Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)

8:55 - 9:40 a.m.: Reverse Pitches – Participating Federal Agencies (5 minutes each)

9:45 - 10:25 a.m.: Grant Opportunities for a Public Purpose (SBA panel)   

10:25 - 10:40 a.m.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – (USPTO presentation)                             

10:40 - 11:20 a.m.: Staying on Track: Aligning Your Company for Success (SBA panel)

11:20 a.m. - noon: Inside the Head of an Evaluator: Common Mistakes (SBA panel)

Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (speaker to be announced)

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.: Legal Workshop – WV Resources

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.: SBIR Winners – How I Did It. Success Can Be Achieved. What It Means for My Business. (State panelists share their insights)

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: WV Resources for Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Researchers (Agencies, experts detail what state assistance is available)

3:30- 3:45 p.m.: Wrap-up and Adjournment