Workshops, Conferences, and SBIR Connect

SBIR Connect at Lexington and Louisville

Connect with others at the free monthly SBIR Connect events. Whether you're near Lexington or Louisville, someone who is new to SBIR/STTR or an experienced awardee, join us at SBIR Connect each month. Share your SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer Research) experiences, and learn tips on winning SBIR/STTR grants.

SBIR Connect events are free and are from 4:00-6:00 PM twice a month:
  * SBIR Connect-Lexington: second Tuesday at Village Host, 431 Old Vine Street in Lexington.
  * SBIR Connect-Louisville: second Thursday at I-Hub, 204 South Floyd Street in Louisville.

Meeting topics and additional details are available from Dr. Mahendra Jain .

June 16-18, 2014 - National SBIR Conference in Washington, DC

The 2014 Spring National SBIR Conference is June 16-18. Who should attend? Anyone who wants to gain access to over $2 Billion in R&D Federal funding set aside for small technology firms. The Conference offers high-value information from all of the Federal Agencies that have SBIR programs. They will discuss what work their SBIR programs support, how to win SBIR awards, and how your business will benefit from SBIR. This event is co-located with TechConnect and National Innovation Summit, representing North America's largest multi-sector conference for technology innovators, business developers, government leaders, and funders. You will also have the opportunity to set up face-to-face meetings with the Feds and Fortune 500 firms seeking small business partners and in-depth tutorials will be available on June 16. For more information, go to

KSEF Workshops and Conferences

April 2014: KY SBIR-STTR Annual Conference in Lexington with Federal Program Officers

Jan 2014KY SBIR/STTR Phase II Workshop, General Focus with Jim Greenwood

Oct 2013: KY SBIR/STTR Phase I Workshop, General Focus with Jim Greenwood

June 2013: KY SBIR/STTR Phase I Workshop, NIH Focus with Lisa Kurek

Aug 2011: KY SBIR/STTR Phase I Workshop, General Focus with Bob Berger

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The Tenth Annual
Kentucky Innovation and
Entrepreneurship Conference

KSEF Event Speakers

Lisa Kurek - Workshop Speaker

Workshop SpeakerMs. Lisa Kurek is Managing Partner of BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting LLC.


Jim Greenwood - Workshop Speaker

Workshop SpeakerMr. Jim Greenwood has been active in SBIR since the program's inception.


Robert Berger - Workshop Speaker

Workshop SpeakerRobert Berger, PhD, is uniquely qualified to advise companies on how to prepare winning SBIR/STTR proposals.


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