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December 05, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Registration now open for 2022 “Oak Ridge Small Business Innovation Conference”

The 2022 “Oak Ridge Small Business Innovation Conference” is set as an all-virtual event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST on January 25.

Organized by the Procurement Technical Assistance Center within the University of Tennessee’s Center for Industrial Services, the theme of the program is “Expanding Research Capabilities through Federal Partnerships.” The focus is on two key opportunities: the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. They  provide more than $3.5 billion annually in competitive awards, enabling entrepreneurs to develop new technologies and ultimately facilitate their commercialization.

Sessions will focus on: (1) tips regarding strategies for successful SBIR and STTR proposals; (2) understanding how to find research and development opportunities; (3) hearing from early stage investors about commercializing technology; (4) learning about leveraging research capabilities with Federal partners; and (5) managing intellectual property.

Speakers announced thus far include key speakers include : (1) Randy Boyd, President, University of Tennessee (UT); (2) Ellen Chant, Outreach Manager for SBIR Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy; (3) Matt Willis, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Research & Technology; and (4) Shawn Carson, Director of the Regional I-Corps program operated by UT.

There is no cost to register. Here’s the link.


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