The 2014 NavyÂ Opportunity Forum provides a unique opportunity for attendees to cost effectively evaluate technology transitioning from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
The Forum will showcase acquisition sponsors, large defense contractors, equity investors, Fortune 500 companies, first and second tier suppliers, Navy personnel, Department of Defense and other federal employees, as well as congressional staff.
This forumÂ sets the stage for small businesses to provide solutions to Navy needs. The goal of the Opportunity Forum is to put the right individuals in the place at the right time to uphold the goals of the Navy SBIR/STTR program to transition technology to the warfighter.
Attendees are encouraged to use this platform to inspect and evaluate innovative technologies through small business presentations, exhibit booths and strategic one-on-one introduction meetings.
Presentations will address technical capabilities, transition paths, and strategic goals of the firms. Additionally, the Forum will provide a speaking venue for top defense policy makers, and displays by the Navy Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA).
The SBIR/STTR technologies being presented at this year’s Forum can be previewed on the Virtual Acquisition ShowcaseÂ® (VAS) atÂ http://www.virtualacquisitionshowcase.com.Â The VAS, which features 193 Navy sponsored projects, provides attendees plenty of time to research potential technology matches, perform due diligence and share findings with colleagues. Strategic one-on-one introduction meetings can be scheduled to obtain additional information about specific technologies.