Frameworks Workshops


In partnership with Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific 

SBIR@Connect aims to drive innovation and bring non-dilutive funding to the innovation community by fostering partnerships between industry and government.

Upcoming Frameworks Workshops

from SBIR@Connect


Exploring Small Business Opportunities with NAVWAR

Join us to to learn about small businesses opportunities for collaboration with Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR).

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
1pm – 2pm

Past Frameworks Workshops

from SBIR@Connect

Working with the Navy - Frameworks Workshop @ Connect

Moderated by Connect's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program Director, Gretel von Son, this first event in a series of workshops will be an introduction to working with the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR).


Working w/ the Navy

Presenting opportunities to grow your innovation with non-dilutive funding and potential assistance with commercialization.

March 30
11am – 12pm

SBIR@Connect Spotlight: Meet the Navy's Program Offices

This month's workshop will spotlight two different Program Offices at the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, NAVWAR, that develop SBIR/STTR topics based on their capability gaps for small businesses to propose solutions to.


Meet the Navy’s Program Offices

Learn about Navy programs
and opportunities to grow your business

April 29
1pm – 2pm

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SBIR@Connect Office Hours

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.

Meet Gretel

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Gretel von Son

SBIR/STTR Director