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U.S. Department of Defense SBBR/STTR Program 6-17-21

U.S. Department of Defense SBBR/STTR Program 6-17-21Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM- Eastern Standard Time

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

Central to the STTR program is the partnership between small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. The STTR program requires the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II. STTR’s most important role is to bridge the gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations.

The mission of the SBIR/STTR programs is to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.

The program’s goals are to:SBIR_STTR_logo_glow_st270

  • Stimulate technological innovation.
  • Meet Federal research and development needs.
  • Foster and encourage participation in innovation and entrepreneurship by women and socially or economically disadvantaged persons.
  • Increase private-sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development funding.

In addition, the STTR program aims to:

  • Foster technology transfer through cooperative R&D between small businesses and research institution

Join us as we take a look at the U.S. Department of Defenses Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer program.

Meeting Details

Date & Time: Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM- Eastern Standard Time
Location: Web Conference (register to secure log-in/dial-in details)

General Registration & Fees

Fees for the meeting are as follows:

Upon completion of your registration, you will be provided with the meeting dial-in and log-in information.

[Government Agency, Large Prime Contractor, and Resource Provider Representatives (as approved by ASBCC) – Complimentary.]

Ms. Susan Celis
Program Manager
Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer
Small Business and Technology Partnerships
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research, Technology and Laboratories

Ms. Celis has served the Department of Defense (DoD) for over 30 years; starting at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1988 until 2004, where she held a variety of positions in financial management, personnel management, program analysis/management, computer information systems development, and training. It was during this period in her career that she became involved with the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Next, she served as the U.S. Army SBIR Program Manager from 2004-2008, where she developed and successfully implemented several program and system modernization initiatives. For eleven years she served as the SBIR/STTR Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where she focused on creating an environment that considers small business concerns as a primary source of innovative solutions. In 2019, she joined the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research, Technology and Laboratories in the Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office to manage the DoD SBIR/STTR programs.

Ms. Celis holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and Computer Information Systems from Park University, and a Master of Public Administration from American University.