SBIR/STTR Events Calendar

The event listings below are for convenience only and does not constitute endorsement by the Navy SBIR/STTR Program.

Event titles with indicate Navy SBIR participation.

Jan 8
5th Annual ED Games ExpoWashington
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 5th 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 8, 2018 and attendees will have the opportunity to demo more than 75 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.

Most 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, the Department of Agriculture, and DARPA. Others were developed through research programs at IES and ED's Office of Special Education Programs, and Office of Career and Technical Adult Education.

Contact: Ed Metz - Edward.Metz@ed.govn/a
Jan 22 - 24
Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2018San Francisco
Now in its 16th year, Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2018 will once again be a true kick off for your year – mark your calendars for January 22-24, 2018!

For our 16th Forum, we are building the theme around the idea of “next generations.” Expect insights on where the next generation of technologies might take the industrial landscape, hear from the newest generation of investment vehicles, and expect to meet CEOs who are representing how the next generation of entrepreneurs are shaping up.

Contact: info - forums@cleantech.comn/a
Jan 27 -
Feb 1
SPIE Photonics West 2018San Francisco
Photonics West 2018, 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 - help@spie.orgn/a
Feb 12 - 14
Startup Grind Global ConferenceRedwood City
The most inspirational conference around the globe for entrepreneurs.

With 5,000 founders and investors, more than 40 keynote and fireside sessions, and over 50 exhibiting startups, this is Startup Grind's largest event ever. Bringing together great content and great people in an incredible setting, injecting some custom-built networking technology, and topping it all off with an unrivalled feeling of intimacy is how we guarantee amazing business and an awesome time.

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Mar 5 - 9
2018 Pacific Operational Science and Technology ConferenceHonolulu
This Conference will provide a unique opportunity for networking and discussions with the common goal of seeking S&T opportunities in the Pacific AoR. Continued focus and emphasis on S&T efforts is the key to competitive military advantage and collaboration and teaming on efforts between organizations and countries is increasing in importance for mutual success. Conference participants include leadership from the Military, Industry, Academia and DOD/DOE/Interagency labs and components focused on efforts to advance technology in the Pacific Area of Responsibility (AoR).
Contact: Sarah Wenning - wenning@techconnect.orgn/a
Apr 9 - 11
Sea-Air-Space 2018 - International Maritime ExpositionNational Harbor (DC Area)
Sea-Air-Space 2018 will take place at the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD April 9-11 2018.

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 - lclick@navyleague.orgn/a
Apr 15 - 19
SPIE Defense, Security, Commercial & Scientific Sensing and ImagingOrlando
The SPIE Defense + Security technical program focuses on sensors, imaging, and optical technologies for security, law enforcement, avionics/aerospace, autonomous systems, defense, and military applications.
Contact: Info - customerservice@spie.org360 676 3290
Apr 18 - 20
NDIA’s 18th Annual Science & Engineering Technology ConferenceWashington
Theme: Creating Innovative DoD S&T Partnerships

This year’s conference is structured to allow for maximum Government and industry interaction opportunities. To facilitate compliance with the recent DoD IR&D policies, there is a specific track for individual company one-on-one IR&D presentation sessions with the appropriate DoD officials. In addition, there will be classified Combatant Command Science and Technology presentations and presentations by representatives from the DoD Science and Technology Communities of Interest (COIs), who will provide updates on the COI technology road maps as well as representatives being available for private one-on-one sessions.

This is an inclusive conference, open to both Defense and Commercial companies and businesses of all sizes. Representatives for academic institutions are also invited to attend.

Contact: Dave Chesebrough - dchesebrough@ndia.org703-247-2597
Apr 24 - 26
Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) National MeetingPhiladelphia
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is excited to announce that it will be holding its 2018 national meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! As our nation’s first capital and the place where American democracy, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were born, Philly serves as a free-thinking, economic, educational, and cultural hub for the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Contact: FLC Support - flcmso@federallabs.org856-667-7727
May 13 - 16
National SBIR Spring 2018 ConferenceAnaheim
The 2018 Spring National SBIR conference has moved to Anaheim, CA! Once again it is collocated with TechConnect World, and the National Innovation Summit.

The National SBIR Conference provides key information and contacts for small businesses Competing for SBIR/STTR contracts and grants totaling over $2B Annually.

Meet one-on-one with SBIR program managers and corporate partners focused on Accelerating Commercialization of American Innovation!

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Contact: info - wenning@techconnect.orgn/a
May 13 - 16
TechConnect World Innovation ConferenceAnaheim
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 2018 TechConnect World Innovation event encompasses the 2018 SBIR/STTR National Conference, and Nanotech2018 – the world’s largest nanotechnology event.

Contact: Sarah Wenning - wenning@techconnect.orgn/a
Jun 4 - 17
2018 BIO International ConventionBoston
BIO is Back in Boston to Celebrate 25 Years of Innovation!!

The key benefits of attending the 2018 BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry though-leaders with over 1,500 education sessions at your fingertips, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 16,000+ attendees from 74 countries.

Contact: info - convention@bio.orgn/a
Aug 7 - 8
Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement EventSan Diego
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.

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