After a four-year absence due to the effects and challenges of the COVID pandemic, the Small Business Technology Council is pleased to announce that we will be resuming our annual “Champion of Small Business Technology Commercialization” Awards.  These awards are intended to recognize individuals working in government who have made unique or extraordinary contributions to small businesses through the SBIR/STTR Phase III program, or other commercialization or follow-on awards such as RIF or Phase IIB.

SBTC is now soliciting nominations for these awards from SBTC members.  If your company has had experience with a PEO, PM, CO, or other worker in government who has gone above and beyond to help your company get follow-on funding for your SBIR/STTR technology, or otherwise helped transition your technology, please consider filling out the brief nomination form attached below:

2024 Champion of Small Business Technology Commercialization Nomination Form

Send completed nomination forms to  Nominations are due by close of business on Friday, June 14, 2024.  The nominations will be reviewed by a panel of experts, and winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

As we have in previous years, SBTC will be hosting an in-person award ceremony for the winners at our annual SBTC membership meeting, held in Washington DC in conjunction with NSBA’s Washington Presentation, currently scheduled on September 18-19.  Follow the link below to view past winners of these awards, as well as write-ups and photos from previous years’ Champions of Small Business Technology Commercialization Awards presentations:

SBTC Champion Awards Winners & Presentations

This is an opportunity for small businesses in the SBIR community to honor the best and brightest within government, as well as highlight best practices within the SBIR program.  We hope to receive many nominations this year, as we have in prior years.