— Calling all Innovators —
SBIR Office Hours
Learn More in a One-on-One Session w/ an SBIR Advisor
SBIR Office Hours are designed to give the opportunity to meet with a Navy specialist who can help answer questions about the program.
May 24, 2022 | 11:00pm – 1:00pm | 15 min sessions
The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program is a research and development program that provides non-dilutive funding to a number of innovative small businesses to help meet government needs.
Learn more about SBIR@Connect.
Meet the Advisor
Connect’s own SBIR/STTR Director.
Gretel von Son
Connect SBIR/STTR Director
Gretel von Son is the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Director at Connect, a position created to support the SBIR/STTR Program by helping make connections between government, industry and academia, more accessible. Gretel previously supported the NAVWAR SBIR/STTR Program Office, and has experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. She has published work in Advanced Materials, ACS Nano and Nature Communications. Gretel has earned a Bachelor’s in Chemistry, and a Master’s in Business Administration.
Signup for a 15 minute session
SBIR@Connect is Connect’s new program to drive innovation through collaboration with government agencies.
In partnership with the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pac), SBIR@Connect hopes to promote economic growth in our region by fostering connections between government, industry, and academia.
The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program aims to bring non-dilutive funding to eligible companies to help address government research and development needs, while striving for innovation and the commercialization of products/efforts. Although there are multiple agencies that participate in the SBIR/STTR Program, the DoD makes up a large percentage of participation. SBIR@Connect’s partnership focuses on the Navy, specifically, the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, NAVWAR.
To boost interactions and promote collaboration — SBIR@Connect is developing a set of workshops introducing the various programs and opportunities to work with the Navy.
For more information, please visit the SBIR@Connect page.