|Location:||MIT Lincoln Labs, 3 Forbes Road, Lexington, MA 02420|
|Dinner Reservation Deadline:||Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 6pm|
“I didn’t even know this was possible”
Building a Creativity Company to Achieve Solutions That Work
(Or, how do you win SBIR optics contracts anyway?)
The quote in the title of this presentation was exclaimed by the Director of Training at the Department of Energy in response to participation in an Augmented-Reality-based firefighter/first-responder training technology demonstration conducted by the author’s company. This presentation will include lessons learned that have been successfully applied in a small-business environment, achieving breakthrough, disruptive technology invention, development, and manufacturing. Tried and true ideas for obtaining new customers (and keeping the ones you already have), writing winning proposals, and hiring (and keeping) the right personnel will be discussed. Specific recommendations will be shared on winning SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) contracts – from Phase I feasibility to Phase II prototype to Phase III commercialization and technology transfer.