Working through technology often requires a thorough understanding of the legal requirements including patents, licensing, contracts, and liability prevention. This conference will have a legal business clinic on site for one-on-one meeting with attorneys.

Conference Highlights

2012 SBIR/STTR National Conference
November 13th - 15th 2012 Portland, Oregon
The Doubletree Hotel Portland

Legal Business Clinic

This conference in particular will highlight the incredible success stories of women-owned and minority-owned firms that have built innovative platforms through the SBIR/STTR programs.

Women and Minorities

Once registration is completed you will have the opportunity to meet privately with selected federal agencies to discuss your technology interest and learn more about the specific grant process. This allows companies to discuss potential collaborations with the agency representatives and discuss new products, services and technologies being considered.

One-on-One Meetings

Participate in the largest SBIR conference and hear from government, industry and academic experts on preparing competitive research proposals and developing successful commercialization strategies.

National Experts

The SBIR/STTR 2012 National Conference is committed to providing the most up-to-date information prior to the event. Participants can join our pre-event webinars to learn more about the conference and how to get the most out of the event.

Pre-Event Webinars
Poster Showcase

Engage with other attendees in a fast paced structured, "speed networking" event focused on getting you connected to the right businesses. Bring your business cards, brochures, and prepare to share your concept with others. Attend our Pre-Event Webinar on Mastering The Speed Networking Event".

Speed Networking

With more than 1000 attendees attending the conference, social networking will help you connect with as many participants prior to the conference.  Once you register, relevant information will automatically be added to a profile page that you can edit and change.

Social Networking

Technology companies and universities will showcase their products, services and technologies in an evening activity designed to support commercialization. This event engages all small businesses, investors, service providers, universities, large companies, and agencies.  

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2012 SBIR/STTR Conference Schedule