You Are Invited to ‘Meet The Labs’!

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You Are Invited to ‘Meet The Labs’!

You Are Invited! Join us for Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 10:00AM to 2:00 PM for ‘Meet the Labs’, co-hosted by Energetics Technology Center and the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. The event, sponsored by the Rural Maryland Council, will be held at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California, MD. The program will consist of panel discussions on Technology Transfer and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program by subject matter experts from NASA, USDA, DOE, NAWCAD, NIST, NSWC IHEODTD, ARL and NOAA. Network with the agencies during lunch. Federal Gov’t employees attend at no cost. To register, visit

Program Agenda: (click here to download a PDF copy of the Agenda)

10:00 Welcome Remarks — Energetics Technology Center — John Millemaci

10:05 Introduction of Panel — Federal Laboratory Consortium (Co-Host) — Robert Griesbach

10:15 Panel I — Working with Federal Laboratories — Tech Transfer Panelists

Robert Griesbach, Ph.D., Department of Agriculture (Moderator) — Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Technology Transfer – Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Richard Tarr, Business Development and CSA Program Manager – Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division

Paul Zielinski, Director, Technology Partnerships Office – National Institute for Standards and Technology

Annmarie Martin, Office of the Director – Army Research Laboratory

Chanette Armstrong, Director, Office of Technology Transitions – U.S. Department of Energy

Darryl Mitchell, Assistant Chief, Strategic Partnerships Office – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

11:15 Q & A Session

11:30 Lunch Break, Networking, Exhibit Tables

12:30 Introduction of Panel — Donna Attick

12:40 Panel II — SBIR Grant Proposal Writing: Putting Your Best Foot Forward : SBIR Panelists

Donna Attick, SBIR Project Manager (Moderator) – U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command

Charles Cleland, Ph.D., SBIR National Program Leader – USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Manny Oliver, Director, SBIR/STTR Programs Office – U.S. Department of Energy

Carl Gotzmer, Ph.D., SES/ST Chief Scientist for Weapons Technology – Naval Surface Warfare Center, IHEODTD

Paul Zielinski, Director, Technology Partnerships Office – National Institue for Standards and Technology

1:40 Q & A Session

1:55 Rural Maryland Council Wrap Up Remarks — Charlotte Davis

2:00 Adjourn

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