• Keynote Speaker DOD Under Secretary of Defense Heidi Shyu
  • Hear from Industry Experts on how to win Phase 2 and Phase 3 awards
  • Get updates about the latest SBIR initiatives from top agency officials
  • Find out how GSA’s Phase III Assisted Acquisition Program can help your company

The Small Business Technology Council (SBTC) is hosting free in-person and virtual seminar on the SBIR program the morning of Thursday, February 9, from 9am-1pm ET, in the conference room in the basement of our office building in DC, at 1156 15th Street NW, and will be streamed live via zoom.  In addition to industry panels on how to win Phase II and Phase III awards, SBTC has invited several speakers in government to participate about the latest issues, initiatives, and programs related to the SBIR program.  The GSA will present a brief on its SBIR Phase III Assisted Acquisition program.  Under Secretary of Defense for R&E Heidi Shyu will be keynote speaker.

 Attendance both virtually and in-person is Free, but we ask that you register by following the link at the bottom of this notice.  Registration limited to first 250 people. 

Thursday, February 9
9:00am-1:00pm ET
1156 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Conference Room on Lower Level (LL)
Register to receive Zoom Meeting Link

Click Here to Register for SBTC’s 2023 SBIR Seminar


SBTC 2023 SBIR Seminar Agenda
*Preliminary Agenda – Will updated as more speakers are confirmed

9:00am – Industry Panel on winning Phase 2s

  • Experienced SBIR Firms will discuss best practices and advice on winning SBIR phase 2 awards

9:45am – Industry Panel on winning Phase 3s

  • Experienced SBIR Firms will discuss best practices and advice on winning SBIR Phase 3 awards

10:30am – GSA SBIR Assisted Acquisition Brief

  • GSA SBIR Program Advisor Rodney Couick will discuss GSA’s SBIR contracting support and provide updates on the planned expansion of the program.

11:00am – Keynote Speaker
The Hon. Heidi Shyu, Under Secretary of Defense for R&E

  • Under Secretary Shyu will speak about new programs and initiatives under the R&E directorate that are relevant to high-tech small businesses, including the recently-announced Office of Strategic Capital

12:00pm-End – SBIR PM Panel Discussion

  • Agency PMs will discuss their SBIR programs and answer questions from the audience
  • Matt Willis, Director of Army Applied SBIR/STTR programs
  • Bob Smith, Director, Navy SBIR/STTR programs
  • Susan Celis, Director, DOD SBIR/STTR Program Office