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Nov 5 - 7, 201818th Annual Mirror Technology SBIR/STTR WorkshopEl Segundo, CA
The Mirror Technology Days 2018 will be the week of November 5 to 7, 2018. The workshop will be held at the Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Event Center, 2000 E. El Segundo Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245. Presentations are expected to start on Monday, November 5 and end on Wednesday, November 7. Exact days and times may vary depending upon the number of presentations and potential tours of the JWST (probably Thursday, Nov. 8).

Tech Days annually summarizes the USA Government's investment strategies and activities in developing technology for any application (such as telescopes, imaging systems, seeker/trackers, high-energy laser systems, solar energy, etc.) which requires optical components. Tech Days covers technology investment efforts in: optical materials; substrate design & manufacture; optical fabrication and metrology technology; optical coatings; wavefront sensing and control via adaptive optics; nano-technology imaging technologies; etc.

Contact: Info - [email protected]360 676 3290
Nov 13 - 14, 2018FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional MeetingRockville, MD
The annual FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting brings federal laboratory technology transfer representatives to share the latest and greatest technology transfer information, presentations, training, demonstrations, and networking.
Contact: Alex Springer - [email protected]n/a
Nov 15 - 16, 20182018 R&D 100 Awards and R&D 100 ConferenceOrlando, FL
The ​R&D ​100 ​Awards ​have ​served ​as ​the ​most ​prestigious ​innovation ​awards ​ program ​for ​the ​past ​56 ​years, ​honoring ​great ​R&D ​pioneers ​and ​their ​ revolutionary ​ideas ​in ​science ​and ​technology. ​

Together, ​the ​R&D ​100 ​Awards ​gala ​event ​and ​the ​R&D ​100 ​Conference ​explore ​ significant ​strides ​in ​R&D, ​offering ​an ​enriching ​experience ​for ​R&D ​ professionals ​of ​all ​levels ​and ​specialties.

Contact: Kelly Somers - n/a973-920-7488
Nov 28, 2018Accelerating to a Bright FutureUpton, NY
Brookhaven National Laboratory is pleased to host “Accelerating to a Bright Future,” a free and open-to-the-public event to showcase how the Lab’s particle accelerator facilities can assist you with your R&D needs. If your small business is interested in the numerous particle accelerator capabilities Brookhaven Lab can provide and the various opportunities there are to partner with the Lab, you are encouraged to attend. Lab staff will be on hand to discuss your R&D needs as well as a variety of funding mechanisms to support technology-transfer activities.
Contact: Laurie Clark - [email protected]n/a
Dec 3 - 5, 20182018 SSTI Annual ConferenceSalt Lake City, UT
SSTI’s annual conference engages those involved in the innovation economy in a dynamic exploration of the advances and challenges facing our community. Gather with your peers to help build solutions in the face of uncertain funding and other roadblocks, and to share practices that strengthen science, tech, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Contact: info - [email protected]614.901.1690
Dec 4, 2018Federal Technology 2019 and Beyond: Building for InnovationWashington, DC
This briefing will discuss the findings of the 55th annual 2019 PSC Vision Federal Market Forecast of defense and civilian projected I.T. spending with a panel of agency thought-leaders looking ahead to 2019 and their purchasing priorities.
Contact: n/a - [email protected]703-778-4646
Dec 12, 2018New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation SummitAlbuquerque, NM
Join Arrowhead Center's NM FAST program as we host our second annual New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit. Hear directly from program managers on SBIR/STTR topics, engage with decision makers in one-on-one sessions, and learn more about these non-dilutive funding opportunities for your innovation. The Innovation Summit will feature: • Powerhouse speakers addressing the Navy SBIR/STTR program's $350 million in non-dilutive funds available to small businesses • Panels on SBIR/STTR best practices, how to engage with industry, and follow-on funding opportunities…
Contact: Dana Catron - [email protected]505-469-8411
Jan 7 - 8, 2019ED Games Expo 2019: A Showcase for Education Learning Games and TechnologiesWashington, DC
Game-based learning is gaining popularity as more young people and adults learn from games, both in and out of the classroom. Well-designed games can motivate learners to actively engage in challenging tasks, master content, and sharpen critical thinking and problem solving skills.

See these technologies in action at the 6th annual ED Games Expo, a free showcase for the field of educational learning games, as well for other innovative forms of learning and assistive technologies. This year's expo will be held on January 7 & 8, 2019 and attendees will have the opportunity to demo more than 100 learning games and technologies, while meeting face-to-face with the developers. The learning games and technologies are for students ages 5–18, and cover a range of topics in education and special education across STEM, reading and writing, social studies, and social and behavioral development.

More than half of the games and technologies at the Expo were developed with the support of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs at the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Agriculture. Others were developed through ED research programs at IES, the Office of Special Education Programs, the Office of Innovation and Improvement, and the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, and through programs at the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Environmental Protection Agency, USAID, and the Wilson Center.

Contact: Ed Metz - [email protected]n/a
Jan 10, 2019GSA, NTSB, FAA, HUD, DOE Technology & Vendor ExpoWashington, DC
FBC is excited to announce the GSA, NTSB, FAA, HUD, Dept. of Energy Technology and Vendor Expo at L'Enfant Plaza! This is a multi-agency event and, while each agency has a different mission, all are related by their civilian agency status.

This event will be promoted to the FAA, NTSB, GSA, HUD, Department of Energy, USPS, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, DHS and others. Potential attendees include CIOs, CISOs, Program Managers, and Procurement Personnel.

Contact: Matthew Buonato - [email protected]n/a
Jan 28 - 30, 2019Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2019San Francisco, CA
Now in its 17th year, Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2018 will once again be a true kick off for your year – mark your calendars for January 28 - 29, 2019!

The Cleantech Forums give you a glimpse of the future, get you out of your everyday silos, provide a different perspective, and help you find innovations of relevance that are in adjacent or altogether different industrial and technology areas. We convene the game-changers from multiple sectors all in one place for three days, from 25+ countries, and from over 100 cities worldwide. Our 17-year history of Cleantech Forums speaks to the importance of our events in getting deals done (or started), and the feedback we receive from attendees each year highlights the unique opportunities found at our Forums.

Contact: info - [email protected]n/a
Feb 2 - 7, 2019SPIE Photonics West 2019San Francisco, CA
Photonics West 2019, the world's largest multidisciplinary event focusing on photonics technologies. Every year over 20,000 people come to see, learn about, and purchase the latest devices, components, and systems that are enabling, and driving, today’s trends: state-of-the art medical technologies, the Internet of Things, smart manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, and more.
Contact: info - [email protected]n/a
Feb 10 - 13, 2019AUTM 2019 Annual MeetingAustin, TX
AUTM’s Annual Meeting is the year's signature tech transfer event where professionals from around the world meet to network, make deals and gain valuable insights from world-class speakers and panels. In February we're meeting in Austin - home to tech innovation, music, film, those fascinating migrating bats and yes, the curious, nine-banded armadillo. We hope you'll join us, in the great state of Texas!
Contact: info - [email protected]847-686-2244
Apr 10 - 11, 20192019 Navy Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST)Lowell, MA
Now in its nineteenth year, the Forum has been a long-standing venue for connecting SBIR/STTR-funded technologies with warfighters, government acquisition and technical personnel, large primes, system integrators, and other potential partners/collaborators.

You are invited to meet all the companies participating in this year’s Department of the Navy SBIR/STTR Transition Program (STP) and explore their technologies in the Virtual Transition Marketplace. You can also hear from them first-hand during the Forum, April 10-11, 2019, at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on the University of Massachusetts-Lowell campus, just northwest of Boston. Senior Navy leadership challenged us to deliver innovation to warfighters faster by exploring new collaborations with American technology hubs. The Navy SBIR/STTR Program Office is meeting this challenge through an exciting partnership with the University of Massachusetts, Directorate of Economic Development, designed to mobilize a new generation of government, industry, and academic innovators.

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Apr 23 - 25, 2019Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) National MeetingOrlando, FL
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is excited to announce that it will be holding its 2019 national meeting in Orlando, FL! More information will be available soon. Do you want to be notified when additional information for this conference is released? If so, please enter your email address below and you will receive an email notification as soon as the information is available.

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Contact: FLC Support - [email protected]856-667-7727
May 6 - 8, 2019Sea-Air-Space 2019 - International Maritime ExpositionNational Harbor (DC Area), MD
Sea-Air-Space 2019 will take place at the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD May 6 - 8, 2019.

Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League's mission of maritime policy education and sea service support. The Sea-Air-Space Exposition will continue to support the mission of the Navy League and lead the way as "THE" Exposition to attend each year to display the most current information and technology relevant to maritime policy.

Contact: Info - [email protected]n/a
Jun 16 - 19, 2019TechConnect World Innovation ConferenceBoston, MA
The TechConnect World Innovation Conference is an annual event uniquely designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations out of the lab and into industry. The Technical Program spotlights applications focused innovations, materials and devices emerging from industrial, government and academic laboratories worldwide. The Innovation Partnering Program gathers market-ready, commercially-viable, innovations into the largest global technology accelerator program.

Early-stage companies are reviewed and selected by our board of corporate and investment partners. Technical submissions are reviewed and selected by our symposium chairs and program review committee.

The 2019 TechConnect World Innovation event encompasses the 2019 SBIR/STTR National Conference, and Nanotech2019 – the world’s largest nanotechnology event.

Contact: Sarah Wenning - [email protected]n/a
Jun 16 - 19, 2019SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation ConferenceBoston, MA
The SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Summit is similar to the National SBIR Conferences in that it is supported by most of the SBIR/STTR agencies. This means you have the opportunity to learn directly from many of the SBIR/STTR program managers, and can schedule 1 on 1 meetings with them (subject to availability).

This event is also a great place to network with primes, universities and other small businesses.

Contact: info - [email protected]n/a
Jul 25 - 26, 2019The Department of the Navy Gold Coast EventSan Diego, CA
The purpose of the Department of the Navy Gold Coast is to provide a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, especially small businesses, in working with the government, primarily the Department of Defense.

NDIA is working to bring Informative and motivating speakers to present topics of interest regarding working with the government, specifically the Department of the Navy. Plan on attending exciting and relevant general/plenary and break-out sessions. Visit over 250 industry and government exhibitors along with dozens of posters containing company information and opportunities. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking.

Contact: n/a - [email protected]

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