Tech Drivers III Save the Date

Tech Drivers III

March 5, 2012, 8 - 4 pm

What is SBIR/STTR?

VtSBDC will be hosting this one-day conference at Vermont Technical College in Judd Hall.  Innovators take notice. Excellent help right here in your own backyard:

Jim Greenwood will be our keynote speaker as well as moderator throughout the day. Jim’s twenty-nine year pedigree helping businesses with their SBIR submissions, conducting training workshops, critiquing draft proposals prior to submissions, and is a commercialization reviewer for the SBIR and STTR programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Jesse Erlich will be discussing Intellectual property rights under SBIR/STTR. Mr. Erlich has been providing advice on patents and other forms of intellectual property, licensing and government related matters such as government contracts, SBIRs, STTRs, intellectual property, licensing and technology transfer for many years. He has contributed to numerous publications in the fields of intellectual property and technology transfer.



Phil Conroy, President, Vermont Technical College

Senator Patrick Leahy (invited)

Governor Peter Shumlin (invited)

Reauthorization Overview – Speaker, Jim Greenwood

Panel Discussion – Moderator, Jim Greenwood

Obtaining an SBIR/STTR - Proposal strategy/ application process, how four Vermont businesses see the reauthorization changing what they have done in the past

Commercialization Planning by Agency for Phase I & II – Jim Greenwood – Speaker

IP Rights under SBIR and Beyond – Jesse Erlich, Speaker

Panel Discussion – Moderator, Jim Greenwood

Alternative approaches to reach Phase III Commercialization through SBIR/STTR (case studies)

Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) are two programs available to small businesses to help fund technology innovations.

Contact Scott Holson


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Sponsored in part by Vermont Small Business Development Center, SBA, Vermont PTAC, Vermont Economic Development Authority, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, UVM Technology Transfer and Vermont Technical College