ReliAscent would like to remind all SBIR/STTR contractors and grantees that The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will be holding its annual Industry Day Meeting, in Arlington, VA, on September 6 - 8. For those contractors in the MD/VA area, or that may be passing through Virginia next month, we highly recommend you take advantage of this resource, to get to know more about the 2016.3 DoD SBIR/STTR Solicitation (pre-release coming later this month), and contracting opportunities with DARPA.
DARPA's Small Business Programs Office (SBPO), will host the meeting at the DARPA Conference Center located at 675 N. Randolph St. Arlington, VA 22203.
WHY YOU NEED TO GO:
SBIR/STTR Industry Day meetings are held to promote teaming arrangements; provide potential proposers with information to aid their decision on whether to respond to a Government research and development announcement; and to increase efficiency in proposal preparation and evaluation. However, meetings are ONLY open to registered attendees, so sign up before registration closes.
DARPA will pre-release draft topics that they expect to publish in the DoD SBIR 2016.3 and STTR 2016.C announcements. Some of the DARPA topic authors will present a technical briefing, followed by a Q&A session, and will conduct one-on-one appointments for interested attendees in accordance with the posted schedule.
All presented materials and Q&A session scripts will be posted for public access after the close of the conference, on the SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS) website: https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics/
The registration website opened today (Monday, August 8), at 8:00AM EDT, and closes when capacity is reached (no later than Friday, August 26, at 5:00PM EDT).
To view the meeting agenda, get directions to the facility, view security requirements, register for the event, and schedule one-on-one appointments with topic authors, visit: https://SBIR_IndustryDay.darpa.mil
Due to space limitations of the conference facility, no more than two representatives per company may attend, and the maximum attendance for each day will be limited to 150 registrants.
If you have any questions about the event, email them to: email@example.com.
ReliAscent will post more information on the on the upcoming 2016.3 DoD SBIR/STTR Solicitation on our Blog in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!