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Regional SBIR/STTR Conference and Workshop
Memphis, TN

Thursday, October 16, 2003 and Friday, October 17, 2003

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Conference Address:
The FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis
441 University Center
Memphis, TN


The Federal Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) programs stimulate technological innovation in the private sector by providing funds to small businesses to support research and development projects. The SBIR programs are extremely competitive and, typically, numerous proposals are submitted for each award.

This conference will:

  • Discuss the opportunities presented to small businesses by SBIR programs.
  • Explain various mechanisms for enhancing the probability of a proposal being funded.
  • Discuss various federal resources in the Tennessee Valley available for teaming and, thus, strengthening.
  • Present "how-to" information from representatives of companies that have used SBIR awards to build their company.
On Thursday October 16, individual breakout session meetings with Federal agency SBIR participants are available. You can schedule the time you would like to meet with them through an on-line breakout session scheduler at the conference website.

Participants available for one-on-one Breakout Sessions include:
  • Mr. Otho H. Thomas, Jr. (U.S. Army)
  • Ms. Arlene deBlanc (Department of Energy)
  • TBD (Department of Education)
  • TBD (Department of Agriculture)
  • Mr. Ron Bishel (U.S. Air Force)
  • Mr. Joseph Henebury (Department of Transportation)
  • Mr. Ritchie Coryell (National Science Foundation)
  • Ms. Lynn Garrison (NASA)
  • Ms. April Richards (EPA)
  • Mr. John Williams (U.S. Navy)
Conference attendees can receive a discounted room rate. When reserving your room, remember to request the "Regional SBIR/STTR Conference" rate.

Who Should Attend:
Small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama are encouraged to attend.

Contact Information:
Name:    Terry Payne