Join a panel hosted by Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) to hear about their experiences taking national small business support programs down to the local level and how networks of regional small business clusters can help achieve federal agency technology goals. We have a dynamic panel that includes two Ohio small businesses that will be sharing how they discovered the SBIR/STTR programs and their paths through the application process and the support they relied on along the way. We’ll also be welcoming Anthony Gillespie who runs the SBA FAST program in Ohio, which supports increased engagement in federal SBIR/STTR participation. He will discuss how that national program helps at the local level. Finally, we’ll have Kathleen Gilpin from Wright State Research Institute to talk about the other Government Agency efforts out there to support new entrants into SBIR/STTR. Specifically, the WSRI's Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment is a USAF funded activity working across the U.S. to infuse new technologies to the warfighter, including greater academic engagement through STTR.
John Sankovic, President and CEO of Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI)
Kathleen Gilpin, Director of National Engagement for APEX at Wright State Applied Research Corporation (WSARC)
Anthony Gillespie, Senior Program Manager at Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI)
Matt McPheeters, Chief Technology Officer at MSTATT LLC
Justine Blank, Vice President at Engineered Products Inc. (EPI)