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National SBIR/STTR Fall Conference

Purpose:

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.

Agenda:

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.

Speakers:

Mary Clague
NIST SBIR Program Administrator

Details:

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

Sponsor(s):

Louisiana Technology Council

Louisiana Economic Development

Registration:

Registration is now closed.

Registration Contact:

Mary Taurman
Senior VP Program Services, LA Technology Council. 

(504) 304-2910 ext. 103

Accommodations:

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
503-581-1000

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

rkeller@lsu.edu

(225) 578-3985