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National SBIR/STTR Spring 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 Website


Conference highlights include:

  • Meet one-on-one with federal program managers
  • Hear from government, industry and academic experts on successful commercialization strategies
  • Learn how to successfully submit competitive research proposals
  • Learn about cutting-edge technology opportunities in defense, agriculture, energy, health and more
  • Use our networking and meeting scheduling software to pre-schedule meetings with attendees including federal program managers, technology entrepreneurs, large company representatives, and researchers
  • Attend pre- and post conference sessions on SBIR 101, licensing and commercialization, and biofuels

Complete AGENDA in PDF format.


Cathy Cohn, SBIR Program Director
NIST Technology Partnerships Office

Cathy will conduct two presentations on the NIST SBIR program opportunities.

Mary Clague, SBIR Administrator
NIST Technology Partnerships Office


Start Date: Sunday, April 10, 2011
End Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Conference


Wisconsin Department of Commerce, DesignConcepts, 
Lockheed Martin Corporation, AgriBank.
Complete list of Sponsors.


Registration is closed for this event.

Registration Fees:

$395 per person through March 10, 2011
$495 per person March 11 - April 6, 2011
$595 per person onsite.
$200 one day registration

Registration fees include all sessions, program materials, three evening receptions, three lunches, and refreshment breaks. Spouse/Partner Meal Package also available for $150 per person.

Cancellations on or prior to March 11, 2011 are fully refundable less a $100 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations on or after March 12, 2011. Registrations may be transferred to a substitute if the original registrant cannot attend.

Registration Contact:

For questions regarding registration and payments:

Angela Chopp
SBIR Registrations Manager
The Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin- Extension
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 265-9585
Main: (608) 262-1122
Fax: (608) 265-0410
Email: angela.chopp@ecc.uwex.edu


Conference Shuttle

A small shuttle will run between The Lowell Center, The Hyatt, and The Concourse hotels each morning and at the end of each conference day for attendees who can't walk.. The shuttle is not wheelchair accessible. If you require accessible transportation or other accommodations, contact Deb Curry at (608) 890-1309, 711 for Wisconsin Relay (TDD), or deborah.curry@ecc.uwex.edu

Additional Information on Lodging, Travel and Venue.

Vendor Contact:

Deborah Curry
Conference Planning Specialist
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 890-1309
Email: deborah.curry@ecc.uwex.edu