SBIR consultant Dave Kellner will present what he learned while attending the 2012 National SBIR Conference. Kellner's talk will cover agency SBIR/STTR program updates, new agency programs such as Phase IB type programs, and will review companies at EnterpriseWorks/Research Park that received SBIR funding in 2012. Lunch will be served.
About Dave Kellner: Dave Kellner of Congent Innovations has been hired by EnterpriseWorks to provide assistance to entrepreneurs who may qualify for SBIR/STTR funding opportunities. Dave has secured funding from sources including USAF, USMC, Army, EPA, NIH, NSF, DOT, Indiana DHS, and DOE. He has managed all aspects of these programs from technical work, to reporting and invoicing to Phase II applications, and auditing. Dave is the CEO of Cogent Innovations and through this organization is acting as the V.P. of Development for Nanofab3D, and V.P. of Development for Autonomous Innovations. Dave has helped several local startups to secure Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) funding including Intelliwheels and Serionix. He previously served as the CEO for Caviton, and as V.P. of Engineering for ANDalyze. At ANDalyze Dave was an inventor on two patents, and developed an instrument from concept to production to international sales.
About SBIR: The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.