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Beyond SBIRs: Synergies with NAVWAR & NIWC Pac

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Through a partnership with the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, NIWC Pac, SBIR@Connect hopes to promote economic growth in our region by fostering connections between government, industry, and academia. 

​This workshop serves a dual purpose, aiming to familiarize small businesses with diverse collaboration opportunities with the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) and Naval Information Warfare Command Pacific (NIWC Pac). The focus is on understanding The Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) Consortium and comprehending SBIR Data rights.  Featured speakers, Lauryn Hiser, Mariaelena Garcia-Reynante, and Shadi Azoum, leaders overseeing technology initiatives at NAVWAR, will provide valuable insights into business engagement within their respective programs.

​IWRP partners with industry and academia to advance Information Warfare technologies, enhancing Navy and Marine Corps mission effectiveness. Through a consortium, they support research, development, and prototyping. Lauryn Hiser and Mariaelena Garcia-Reynante will present the program and discuss participation opportunities. Lauryn Hiser and Mariaelena Garcia-Reynante will be presenting on their program, providing insights into its objectives and offering information on ways to actively participate.

​The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program aims to provide non-dilutive funding to eligible companies, addressing government research and development needs while fostering innovation and the commercialization of products and efforts. This program holds significant importance in ensuring the development and integration of the latest technology initiatives for the benefit of our warfighters. Equally crucial is safeguarding the rights of small businesses involved in developing these technologies through the SBIR/STTR program. Shadi Azoum, the NAVWAR SBIR/STTR Program Manager, will be presenting insights specifically focused on SBIR data rights during the workshop.

​We look forward to your participation in this event, and future ones! For more information, please visit our navwarsbir.com.


Learning Objectives:

​1. Understanding the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) Consortium

  • ​Gain insights into the purpose, structure, and objectives of the consortium.
  • ​Explore effective strategies for engaging with the consortium to leverage collaborative opportunities.

​2. SBIR/STTR Data Rights:

  • ​Develop a comprehensive understanding of data rights associated with the SBIR/STTR programs.
  • ​Explore mechanisms for safeguarding and navigating data rights to ensure the protection of small businesses’ intellectual property.

​3. Navy SBIR/STTR Updates:

  • ​Stay informed about the latest updates and developments in the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, including the current topic due dates.

Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Website:
https://lu.ma/sbir-at-connect-022024

Venue

Virtual

Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,
Website:
https://lu.ma/sbir-at-connect-022024

Venue

Virtual