The Doolittle Institute invites business owners, members of our military bases, investors, and entrepreneurs to our vibrant facility for our second regional Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) event happening on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Over 40 companies registered for the TH!NK SBIR event, half of which will showcase technologies as posters, demos, or prototypes. Lunch, sponsored by Gulf Power, will be provided for all who register before May 8.
We encourage businesses and members of our military organizations review and ask questions about the ideas these SBIR/STTR companies are working on. Technologies at this year’s TH!NK SBIR event address a range of needs, some of which are:
- ATA Engineering, Inc. – Modeling & Simulation Tools for Composite Structures used in Hypersonic Flight Vehicles
- Vertex Solutions – Virtual, Mixed, and Augmented Reality Sensors
- Cosmic Dynamics Corp – Magnetodynamic Structuring and Sequencing
- Airborne Systems – Man-Packable Expeditionary Tactical Servers
- Tunnel VUE – Automatic Encryption Key Management
- PrivOps – Unified Data Fabric
- Wi-Sense, LLC – Nanotechnology-Based Wearable Chemical Sensors for Environmental and Occupational Hazards
Those attending the event will also have the opportunity join the Effective Proposal Writing Workshop or the Cost Accounting Workshop, each led by Jim Greenwood, a nationally recognized SBIR veteran and founder of Greenwood Consulting Group. Mr. Greenwood has a track record of helping new SBIR companies write effective and competitive proposals, having been active in the SBIR program since it began in 1982. He has assisted SBIR hopefuls with their proposals for NASA, NOAA, the EPA, the Department of Homeland Security, and others.
During the first part of the day, Mr. Greenwood will cover the basics of SBIR/STTR, as well as a simple but effective 4 step process for developing a competitive Phase I proposal for submission to any agency. Later in the afternoon, he’ll segue into Government accounting and the Phase I cost proposal. Not only will you hear terms like allowability, indirect cost, F&A, and fee, but you will understand what they mean and why they are so important to not losing your investment on your SBIR/STTR project.
In addition to the workshops offered, the Doolittle Institute will also give away opportunities for businesses to advance their research or technologies. Thirty-five attendees will win a free proposal review from Jim Greenwood. Six other lucky participants will win a Commercial Readiness Program one-on-one with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Gavin Tovrea so they can discover strategies for launching their Phase II SBIR companies into Phase III. Air Force SBIR Program managers will also be available to answer companies’ questions.
Join us for this exciting event; TH!NK SBIR is sure to advance your knowledge of the SBIR program, expose you to available technologies, connect you to regional inventors, and open up collaboration opportunities. The event is free.
The Doolittle Institute, an AFRL Innovation Institute, supports the Air Force Research Labs Munitions Directorate by working to license and commercialize AFRL/RW technologies in the private sector, enable rapid technology delivery to the warfighter, identify and foster new R&D partnerships and develop AFRL’s current and future workforce. The Doolittle Institute is a member of the Defensewerx Family.