Organization Host

Idaho PTAC in partnership with Idaho SBDC and Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI)

Contact Information

Lori Manning
PTAC Program Director
(208) 426-3510 (BSU Office)
(208) 489-1607 (Nampa Office)


Organization Host

Utah SBIR Center

Contact Information

Mary Cardon
Director, Utah SBIR Center
(801) 957-5249


Organization Host

Montana Innovation Partnership at MSU
TechLink Center

Contact Information

Ann Peterson
Program Director
(406) 994-7788


Organization Host

Wyoming SBDC Network

Contact Information

Kelly Haigler Cornish
Program Manager Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative
(307) 766-2904

Recordings from Monday, August 10, 2020

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Introduction, U.S. Small Business Administration

John Williams, Director of Innovation and Technology for the Office of Investment and Innovation (OII) within SBA

Brittany Sickler, Senior Innovation Policy Advisor, OII, SBA

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Getting Started with SBIR/STTR

Moderator: Jennifer Shieh, Chief Scientist and Senior Technology Policy Advisor, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Ben Schrag, Senior Program Director for SBIR/STTR, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Susan Celis, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)

April Richards, Program Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Inside the Head of an Evaluator: Common Mistakes

Moderator: Elden Hawkes, Partnership and Innovation Specialist – SBIR/STTR, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Manny Oliver, Director, SBIR/STTR Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Steven Konsek, Program Director for SBIR/STTR and I-CorpsTM program, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Colleen Gibney, SBIR Deputy Project Manager, Defense Health Agency (DHA)

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Success in Phase I - Moving to Phase II and Beyond

Moderator: Erick Page-Littleford, Senior Technology Policy Advisor, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Robert Smith, SBIR Director, U.S. Department of the Navy (DON)

Gynelle Steele, Deputy Program Executive for SBIR and STTR Programs, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Stephanie Fertig, HHS Small Business Program Lead, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Presenter: David Le, Assistant Regional Director – Rocky Mountain Regional Office

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)

Presenter: David Kistin, Program Leader, Small Business Vouchers Pilot at Sandia National Laboratories

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