July 30, 2021 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

For small business, grants that help fund the initial research and development of a project are difficult to find. But federal grants in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs fill this gap for many entrepreneurs and inventors. SBIR and STTR grants are designed to engage small business and academia in federal research and development with the potential for commercialization, investing in ideas that have potential for military or government use.

In July, DefTech will present three speakers on this topic. First, on July 15

We will get an overview of the entire Department of Defense small business granting programs, to include a discussion on exploring Broad Agency Announcements. Next, on July 16, we will zero in on SBIR and STTR opportunities within the U.S. Army, using the health sciences arena as an example. On July 30, DefTech will host a discussion about SBIR and STTR opportunities in the U.S. Navy. Join us for one or all three of these interactive one-hour virtual sessions.

Susan Celis, acting director Small Business and Technology Partnerships, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. Ms. Celis has served the Department of Defense (DoD) for over 30 years, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Defense Advanced Planning Research Agency (DARPA), where she managed the SBIR/STTR programs. Ms. Celis will present an overview of DoD programs and opportunities.

Zoom credentials will be included in the email with your ticket registration.