SBIR Road Tour Agenda

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

7:15 a.m.             Registration Opens | Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.           Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m.          SBIR/STTR Program Overview by SBA | One-on-One Meetings with Program Managers Begin
9:00 a.m.          Agency Presentations

Department of the Navy
Missile Defense Agency
Department of the Air Force
Department of Agriculture
National Institutes of Health
Department of Energy
National Science Foundation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Education

11:30 a.m.        United States Patent and Trademark Office
11:45 a.m.         Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center Overview
12:00 p.m.       One-on-One Meetings with Program Managers Conclude | Lunch Break (Boxed Lunch Provided)

12:45 p.m.        SBIR/STTR Proposal Writing Pointers from ASBTDC’s Rebecca Norman
1:15 p.m.           From the Trenches: Victory and Defeat, Stories of SBIR/STTR Success and Failure

Alan Toland, Synanomet, LLC
Dr. Beth Hood, Infinite Enzymes
Dr. Matt Francis, Ozark Integrated Circuits

2:15 p.m.          Arkansas Tech-Based Funding

Dr. Steve Stanley, Arkansas Economic Development Commission Science and Technology Division
Brad Henry, Arkansas Development Finance Authority

2:45 p.m.          Jedi Mind Tricks: Secrets to Working with Tech Transfer

Dr. Nancy Gray, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences BioVentures
Glediana Rexha, University of Arkansas at Little Rock TechLaunch

3:15 p.m.          Adjournment