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About the Conference

We are happy to announce that the National Spring Conference will take place in Research Triangle Park, this April 30 - May 3, 2007, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center. The conference will focus on introducing you to, and helping you Learn How to Tap Into the $2+ Billion Dollar Business Resource Known as the National SBIR/STTR Program!

At this National Conference in Research Triangle Park, new and aspiring small businesses can learn about the SBIR/STTR Program: how to apply for, and what it takes to win, some of the $2 billion in U.S. Government R&D investments. The SBIR program funds high-risk projects at the earliest stages of technology development-before companies can attract venture capital-and works with you through that development and on into the actual commercialization of your technology!

Whether you are new to the program, have received your first Phase I, or are a multiple-award winner, the sessions offered in Research Triangle Park in the spring will help you enhance your participation in the SBIR/STTR Program.

Remember: Successful SBIR/STTR ventures not only create successful companies, they create JOBS-jobs in your area, state, and across the country! More and more large corporations are outsourcing and looking for the innovative help provided by smaller companies. How do you tap into this network? How do you move from idea to product? This conference program has been developed with the total journey in mind!

Federal Agencies Participating in the SBIR Program:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce: NOAA/NIST
  • Department of Defense: Air Force, Army, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Defense Technology Information Center (DTIC), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), Navy, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health & Human Services: NIH, CDC, FDA, AHRQ
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Transportation
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Aeronautics & Space Administration
  • National Science Foundation
Federal Agencies Participating in the STTR Program:
  • Department of Defense: Air Force, Army, DARPA, MDA, Navy , OSD
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health & Human Services: NIH
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • National Aeronautics & Space Administration
  • National Science Foundation
NOTE: The Web site will be updated with information regarding agencies not able to participate. Please check the Updates Section.

The program information presented above is current as of the posting date. Changes and modifications may be made prior to the actual Conference dates. Please check back for updates!