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SBIR STTR Workshop 2017

The Ohio State University College of Engineering, the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME), and Rev1 Ventures jointly held a Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) workshop on October 20, 2017.

This event was designed especially for local businesses, Ohio State's new faculty and early career faculty and was held on the main campus of The Ohio State University at elegant The Faculty Club. A robust team of speakers and panelists presided throughout the day and pumped our guests with advice, resources and testimonials to guide their scientific research towards a successful entry into the Federal marketplace.

The Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program seeks to transform scientific discovery into societal and economic benefit by catalyzing private sector commercialization of technological innovations. The program increases the incentive and opportunity for startups and small businesses to undertake cutting-edge, high-quality scientific research and development. 

A number of guests were able to meet privately with our distinguished speakers for more tailored guidance and networking.

Speakers at our 2017 SBIR/STTR workshop included:

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Dr. David B. Williams

Executive Dean of the Professional Colleges and Dean of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University

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Matt McNair

Vice President of Economic and Corporate Engagement at The Ohio State University

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Scott Osborne

Assistant Dean for Research in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University

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Dr. Martin Kleckner

Senior Advisor, TriTech SBDC (UC Irvine) and IN-SD (San Diego)

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William (Bill) Harrison

Director Small Business, Air Force Research Lab

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Dr. Randy Moses

Senior AVP Office of Research at The Ohio State University

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Dr. Arthur Gooray

Senior Technology Licensing Manager, Technology Commercialization Office at The Ohio State University

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Dr. Rajesh Mehta

Program Director, SBIR/STTR

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Lynn Garrison

SBIR/STTR Center Technology Transfer Lead, NASA Marshall

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Dr. Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research at The Ohio State University

   

Panelists at our 2017 SBIR/STTR workshop included:

  • Wayne Embree, Executive Vice President-Investments and Venture Acceleration at Rev-1 Ventures
  • Dr. Paul Matter, President and founder of pH Matter, LLC
  • Brian Borkowski, CEO and sole owner of Asymmetric Technologies, LLC
  • Dennish Andersh, co-lead with The Ohio State University for the Ohio Federal Research Network to better support Wright Patterson AFB, NASA Glenn and other Federal and State institutions state-wide.

Videos of our SBIR/STTR Workshop 2017 are available for viewing here. Videos are separated based on speaker and topic. Enjoy!

We owe a special thanks to the event's moderator, Dr. Chris Paschall, who is the Director of Licensing for Biomedical and Life Sciences in TCO at The Ohio State University.

In addition, this complimentary event was made possible by our sponsors (at right) who generously and tirelessly support small businesses and all that The Ohio State University and CDME do to provide opportunities to drive the growth of technology and innovation in Columbus and beyond.

The College of Engineering, Technology Commercialization Office, Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence and Rev1 Ventures look forward to another successful workshop in 2018.