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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. 

October 12th, 2021  |  12:30pm – 2:45pm  |  15 min sessions

SBIR@Connect in Partnership with NAVWAR and NIWC Pacific

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.

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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.

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SBIR@Connect

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.