The first BBE series will focus on SBIR/STTR processes and opportunities. SBIR is the acronym for Small Business Innovation Research and STTR is the acronym for Small Business Technology Transfer. These are programs to expand funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development arena. Businesses of all sizes can benefit by learning how to participate in these programs.

The speaker for the series is Mr. Dick McNamara. He has provided many years of technical expertise and leadership to the Department of the Navy and is known for his advocacy for small businesses to contribute to the acquisition of cutting edge technology.

Thursday 24 January 2019 was Policy Directives for SBIR/STTR and Current Plans — Sponsored by L3 Technologies
Thursday 21 February 2019 was Roles for Large and Small Businesses in SBIR
Thursday 21 March 2019 was Protecting Your Data Rights

Thursday 25 April 2019 – 7:30-9:00 a.m.
How to Educate Your Customer for Phase III Awards

These morning meetings are designed to bring practical information to help businesses in the submarine and undersea communities. They are held at the NSL Headquarters office. A continental breakfast buffet is provided at 7:30.  At 8:00, the 30-45 minute talk is followed by time for questions, enabling attendees to get more information specific to their objectives.

Companies may sponsor a BBE session for $5000.
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