Building Partnerships: Moving Small Business Forward!
The National SBIR/STTR Conference

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel
Albuquerque, NM
March 11 - 14, 2003

Conference Program


Hotel, Transportation & Area Information

To facilitate your On-Site Registration, please print the On-site Registration Form, complete it, and bring it with you to the Registration Desk at the conference.

Building Partnerships: Moving Small Business Forward!

Learn How to Tap into a Billion Dollar Business Resource at the National Small Business Innovation Research Conference!

Small businesses can learn about this SBIR/STTR Grant Program&.how to apply for, and what it takes to win, some of the $1.5 billion in U.S. Government R&D investments at the March 11-14, 2003 National SBIR/STTR Conference in Albuquerque, NM. The SBIR program funds high-risk projects at the earliest stages of technology development - before companies can attract venture capital - and works with you through that development and on into the actual commercialization of your product!

If you've never attended one of the SBIR Conferences before, you will be introduced to the "whole picture" so that you know where you're headed and will get tips on how to get there. The "how to" includes identifying and utilizing the various Partners out there, poised and ready to help you as you move toward the final phase - Commercialization! Key sessions in this conference will focus on Hot Technology Topics, How to identify and utilize the right partners, Mentoring programs, Opportunities for women and minorities, and, the business of doing business with the government including managing government grants and contracts, IP, accounting and audits.

Programming will be provided in a two or three track format to maximize the information presented. To help your company maximize your participation, a New Registration Option for multiple attendees from one company is available this time - Check the Registration Section for details! For those of you looking for more concentrated, hands on sessions, we are happy to offer optional workshops, available in addition to the basic conference programming. Check the Workshop Section for details. Additional fees and space limits apply to all.

Remember&..Successful SBIR/STTR ventures not only create successful companies, they create JOBS. Jobs in your area, jobs in your state, jobs in your country! More and more large corporations are outsourcing and looking for the innovative help provided by smaller companies. How do you tap into this network? How do you move from idea to product? This conference program has been developed with that total journey in mind!



Interested in reaching innovative small businesses? Enhance your participation at the National SBIR/STTR Conference by becoming a Sponsor! Many Sponsorship Options exist!! To find out more about the expanding your visabilty through sponsorship, contact the SBIR Conference Center at or email Sharon DelaBarre at !

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Updated 2/28/03