Winning SBIR/STTR Awards Workshop - Houston

The Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities (TFIC) is partnering with dozens of organizations across the State of Texas (research universities, incubators, research parks) in an effort to triple the State’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) attainment with efforts that target the population and quality of Texas proposals to federal agencies. 

Our effort consists of regional workshops, such as the Houston event on Wednesday, April 10th, and a statewide summit in June with federal SBIR program managers, investors, peer mentor companies and prime contractors, and an ongoing effort to work with prospective SBIR/STTR (and ARPA-e) applicants to boost award prospects.

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Cost: $50.00

Includes meeting materials, event and lunch/snacks.


Pre-Registration is required to attend this event.  No walkup registrations for this event.


8:30 AM   Check in and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM   Welcome and Introduction: SBIR/STTR Program Overview - Speaker: Ray Friesenhahn

11:00 AM  Networking Break

11:20 AM  Panel Discussion:  SBIR Success Factors and Partners

12:15 PM  Networking Lunch

1:00 PM    Focus on Phase II and Commercialization Transition - Speaker: Ray Friesenhahn

2:10 PM    Discussion:  Working with Prime Contractors

2:30 PM    Networking Break

2:45 PM    Program Updates and Approaches to Successful Proposal Development

4:00 PM    Adjourn


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Organizer Sheila Whanger


Wed, Apr. 10, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. America/Chicago


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Houston Technology Center Conference Center
410 Pierce
Houston, Texas 77002