Meet NAVSEA Senior Acquisition Analyst, Ms. Claudia Lazo. Ms. Lazo will be at NBDC's Omaha offices on December 11th to meet one-on-one after live-streamed presentations of U.S. Navy's upcoming SBIR/STTR solicitations. Ms. Lazo can answer questions that arise about those topics and provide insight into developing new technologies for NAVSEA and other divisions of the Navy.
If you are interested in a one-on-one meeting with Ms. Lazo, please contact Ru Ng, email@example.com, about scheduling a 15-minute meeting to discuss your product and goals. NBDC strongly recommends that you bring a quad chart to this meeting. NBDC consultants can help you prepare that document.
The itinerary for the live stream is as follow:
Kickoff and Flag presentation
Dissecting the SBIR Process: from registration to commercialization – Panel 1
Moving your innovation forward: programs that compliment SBIR – Panel 2
Balancing your accounts: financial expectations for SBIR contracting agencies – Panel 3
Lunch (one-hour; 30 minute presentation)
SBIR Process Changes – Presentation
Panel 1 - Dissecting the SBIR process: From registration to commercialization
You may know the due dates and page counts for every SBIR/STTR agency, but do you know how long it takes to get the first disbursement of funds? Or how often you should keep in contact with your contracting officer during a Phase I? In this session, industry experts and federal officers will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the entire SBIR process. Learn about key elements like maintaining relationships with federal program managers, differences between funding mechanisms and invoicing government agencies, when to start preparing data for your Phase II commercialization plan, and other essential program tips.
Panel 2 - Moving your innovation forward: Programs that complement SBIR
The SBIR/STTR programs are a great vehicle to receive R/R&D funding to turn your idea into a product. But, these programs are not the only way to receive funding and support for your technology and business. This session will focus on other funding and development opportunities that are not directly linked to SBIR/STTR, but are complementary as you move towards the next stage of commercialization. Hear from program leaders and representatives on technology transfer/transition, commercial preparation and assistance, business advancement and growth, and technical problem-solving opportunities.
Panel 3 - Balancing your accounts: Financial expectations for SBIR contracting agencies
For many companies, compliance, accounting, and financial sheet balancing can be serious headaches. Setting yourself up for success early and having the background knowledge necessary to solidify your financial structure can keep you out of hot water with government customers. This session will focus on providing knowledge and touch points to applicants, awardees, and long-standing contractors on some of the best tips, tricks, and things to avoid when creating a budget, managing separation of accounts, and billing a contracting customer.
Presentation - What's on the horizon: The changing face of the DoD SBIR/STTR programs
Both the Department of the Navy and the US Air Force have been changing their SBIR/STTR programs to make contract acquisition easier and to broaden the scope of innovation. However, there is still some confusion about how to apply to open topics and prepare a strong pitch. This presentation and panel combination will feature key Navy and USAF personnel discussing the changes being put into place, why they decided to open up the acquisition process, and what applicants can expect in the future.
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