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National SBIR/STTR Fall Conference


At this conference you will learn about key facets of the federal SBIR/STTR (Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer) programs, and how the programs fit within the innovation ecosystem.


Conference highlights include:

Sunday, November 6: Tech Translation Workshop – Need help translating your SBIR/STTR technology into the marketplace? The National Innovation Marketplace is a service provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) with support from Planet Eureka! At this workshop, you'll get started "translating" your SBIR/STTR technology into a simple description that anyone can understand, regardless of their background.

Monday, November 7: Keynote Speaker – U. S. Senator Mary Landrieu, (D) LA; SBIR/STTR Program Overview by Federal Agencies and One–on–One meetings with Federal Agency SBIR representatives.

Tuesday, November 8 and Wednesday, November 9: Federal Agency program overviews, such as "Update on Recent Patent Legislation and Programs Offered by USPTO to SBIR/Small Business", and "Proposal Preparation: Phase One SBIR/STTR proposals," and more.


Mary Clague
NIST SBIR Program Administrator


Start Date: Sunday, November 6, 2011
End Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Location: New Orleans, LA
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Conference


Louisiana Technology Council

Louisiana Economic Development


Registration is now closed.

Registration Contact:

Mary Taurman
Senior VP Program Services, LA Technology Council. 

(504) 304-2910 ext. 103


The Marriott on historic Canal Street will be home for the National Fall SBIR Conference in New Orleans.

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Reserve your stay on or before October 19th and receive the SBIR discounted rate of $139 per night; mention the group rate code LTCLTCA.

Technical Contact:

Roy Keller
Louisiana Fall SBIR Team

(225) 578-3985