KSEF Event: DoD Navy SBIR/STTR Webinar

DoD Navy SBIR/STTR Webinar

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Join the KSEF team, the Kentucky Innovation Network, and KYPTAC for a special webinar on December 5. This event offers a unique opportunity to hear directly from Navy SBIR/STTR subject area experts about how your innovative ideas or capabilities can be delivered to the Department of Defense.

register hereKSEF is organizing this Navy SBIR/STTR webinar to inform Kentucky companies about the November 2017 SBIR solicitation releases. In support of this event, the U.S. Navy is providing experts from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Naval Air Command (NAVAIR), and Strategic Systems Programs (SSP).

Discover how you can get a share of $350 million of non-dilutive funds invested every year by the Navy in innovative ideas. The live webinar is free but registration is required.


Schedule & Agenda (Eastern Time)

8:00 AM Host Sites Log In; Registrants Check In
8:15 AM Web Introductions & Welcome Remarks
8:30 AM Fireside Chat: Kevin Wheeler and M.L. Mackey
9:00 AM NAVSEA Topics Presentations
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM NAVSEA Topics Presentations (continued)
11:15 AM NAVAIR Topics Presentations
Noon Break
12:30-5:00 PM   In-Person One-on-Ones at LOUISVILLE

Face-to-Face One-on-Ones in Louisville

In-person, pre-scheduled one-on-one sessions are available at the Louisville broadcast site. 

  • Appointments (15 minutes) with NAVSEA SBIR/STTR experts are available to registrants, scheduled on a "first come" basis.
  • Meetings are in-person in Louisville (no remote/electronic meetings).
  • You must be registered for the webinar to schedule an appointment, and must be present at the webinar to qualify for a one-on-one.
  • If a registrant books a one-on-one but is not present at the webinar, the appointment will be cancelled and made available to others who are present at the webinar.

Registrants may CLICK HERE to see available times and request your one-on-one. You must be registered and present at the webinar to receive a one-on-one.

Presenters Lineup

Congressional Staffer

  • Kevin Wheeler, U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee
  • M.L. Mackey, Beacon Interactive Systems

Naval Sea Systems Command

  • Ryan Shealy, NAVSEA SBIR/STTR Deputy Program Manager / NAVSEA HQ & Directorates Technology Manager
  • Patrick Tyler, Deputy Program Manager, SEA 07, TEAM Submarines
  • Douglas Marker, Technology Manager, Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems
  • Daniel Goodwin, Technology Manager, Program Executive Office Carriers
  • Emily Novak, Technology Coordinator, Team Ships
  • Jennifer Greenwood, Technology Coordinator, Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships

Naval Air Systems Command

  • Donna H. Attick, NAVAIR SBIR Program Manager
  • Shawn Slade, Asst. PEO(A) for Science and Technology
  • Pete Wolt, ADPEO(U&W) -Advanced Technology - Unmanned Aviation, UAS Science and Technology Portfolio Manager
  • Anthony Brescia, 4.5 National S&T Lead
  • Adoum Mahamat, Optical Engineer/Physicist
  • Dr. Venkatesan Manivannan, NAVAIR Science and Technology Program Manager, Electrical Power Systems

Webinar Host Sites and Registration

register hereThe live webinar will be broadcast at numerous locations in Kentucky and also in Elyria, Ohio; side details are listed below. Select one location when registering online.

If you want to request a one-on-one meeting with the DoD SMEs, select the LOUISVILLE location. One-on-ones are in-person, at pre-scheduled times, at Louisville only.

If you registered at another location and want to change your registration to that primary broadcast site to take advantage of the one-on-one opportunity, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sites   Site Host and Phone Event Address
Bowling Green, KY   Jeff Hook
WKU Center for R&D, 2413 Nashville Road #129
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Covington, KY
  Sheryl Stolze
One Innovation Alley
Covington, KY 41011
Elyria, OH
  Sharon Whitmore
Loraine County Community College, Desich Entrepreneur Center Room 132, 151 Innovation Drive, Elyria, OH 44035
Lexington, KY
  Eric Hartman
330 East Main Street, Suite 210
Lexington, KY 40507
London, KY
  Melissa Conn
440 Old Whitley Road
London, KY 40744
Louisville, KY
  Lisa Bajorinas
614 West Main Street, Suite 6000, 6th Floor Board Room
Louisville, KY 40202
Morehead, KY
  Johnathan Gay
Innovation Launchpad, 149 East Main Street
Morehead, KY 40351
Owensboro, KY
  Joe Berry
200 East Third Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
Richmond, KY   Kristel Smith
EKU Business and Technology Center, 1 Hall Drive, Library Room 269, Richmond, KY 40475

Additional states participating in this live webinar include Arkansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Kentucky SBIR/STTR Assistance

Do you know about Kentucky's SBIR/STTR assistance programs? Training, proposal development aid, and funding assistance are available to Kentucky-based companies through programs managed by the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation (KSTC) and the Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation (KSEF).

  Need help? Click here and schedule a phone call with KSEF Executive Director, Dr. Maria Labreveux or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Helpful Links


  KSTC/KSEF acknowledges the support of the Small Business Administration (SBA) through Federal State and Technology (FAST) Grant Award #SBAHQ-16-G-0015