“We set aside $16 million total funding ($14 million SBIR and $2 million STTR) to award beyond Phase II contracts and we anticipate getting about $24 million from a diversified portfolio of investors back into the companies for what we have identified so far. At the end of the day, our users want the technology,” said Lumpkin.
A range of technologies will be pitched at the event from adaptive optics systems to technology to be placed on Air Force systems.
The program is designed in support of the 2020 AF SBIR/STTR investment strategy as described by Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Lumpkin said, with potential awards ranging from $250,000 to $3 million.
Location: The Steam Plant, located at 617 E. Third St., Dayton
8-9 a.m.: Registration/networking/continental breakfast
9-9:30 a.m.: Opening remarks (Maj. Gen. William Cooley, AFRL commander/AF Technology executive officer; Anissa Lumpkin, AFRL center lead for the AF SBIR/STTR program
9:30-9:45 a.m.: Pitch showcase 1
9:45-10 a.m.: Pitch showcase 2
10-10:30 a.m.: Transition to Wright Brothers Institute, 444 E. Second St., Dayton
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m: Pitches 1-15
2:30-3 p.m.: Closing remarks (Brian McJilton, AFRL technical advisor, AF 2030 Strategy Initiative)
3-5 p.m.: Social/networking/small business booths
Several portions of the agenda will be open to the community. Registration is required. To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/air-force-technology-executive-officer-teo-pitch-day-af-sbirsttr-tickets-74004067157.
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