JUNE 13-15, 2022

Seeding America's Future Innovations

Connect directly with over $4 billion in early stage funding. Learn how to compete for funding, while networking with global industry scouts, investors, and key federal leadership representing the nation's largest seed fund.


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are the nation's largest source of early stage, high risk research and development funding for small businesses. These programs provide more than $4 billion annually in competitive awards, enabling entrepreneurs to develop new technologies and ultimately facilitate the commercialization of innovation. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with and hear from SBIR/STTR leaders and experts, as they learn how to submit more competitive proposals and leverage available resources.

2022 Speakers and Chairs Include:

John Williams John Williams
SBA, Office of Investment & Innovation
Craig Owens Craig Owens
Lockheed Martin

Susan Celis Susan Celis
U.S. Department of Defense

Ed Jameson Ed Jameson
Jameson and Company

Becky Aistrup Jerry Hollister
BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting

Jim Greenwood Jim Greenwood
Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.

2022 SBIR/STTR Sponsors

Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman

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2022 SBIR/STTR Agency Partners

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