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Updated: November 15, 1996
"We are, in a way, a whole Nation of
inventors and explorers... We believe in technology and we are determined to
pursue it in all its manifestations... I do believe that the 21st century can
be a Golden Age for all Americans."
President William J. Clinton, 1995 National Medal of Technology Ceremony
To facilitate the process of technology transfer and commercialization,
the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) and
Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) and the Small Business Administration
(SBA) are sponsoring the fifth of six conferences designed to help small- and
medium-sized businesses take advantage of emerging and existing technologies.
THE ST. LOUIS
This conference will focus on these and other
- Aerospace Technology
- Energy and the Environment
- Information and Communications
SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
- Department of Commerce: EDA, BXA, Patent and
Trademark Office, Technology Administration and Minority Business Development
- Small Business Administration: Office of
Veterans Affairs, DELTA Program, and Small Business Development Centers
- McDonnell Douglas Corporation
- Mid-America Manufacturing Technology
- St. Louis County Economic Council
- St. Louis Defense Adjustment Program
- St. Louis Economic Conversion Project
- St. Louis Enterprise Centers
- St. Louis Procurement Assistance Center
- Washington University
- World Trade Center St. Louis
- Federal Laboratory Consortium
- Army Research Laboratory
- NASA Technology Transfer Centers
- St. Louis Business Finance Corporation
- St. Louis University
- Manufacturing Extension Center
- Electronic Commerce Resource Center
- Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence
- Office of Naval Research
- Department of the Air Force
- Department of Energy Defense
- Navy Best Manufacturing Practices (BMP)
- Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO)
- Technology Transfer Business
- American Electronics Association (AEA)
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM ATTENDING THIS
- How to access federal laboratories: their technologies, facilities and
scientists and engineers.
- Overview of the technologies available for commercialization from various
- Information on business development outreach programs from federal, state
and regional economic agencies.
- Overview of the SBIR, STTR and ATP programs with an up-to-the-minute
review of where the programs are heading.
- Procedures for teaming with federal laboratories for joint R&D
projects and CRADAs.
- Navy BMP - Best Manufacturing Practices - An effort to document best
practices and share them with industry. Free software tools will be
demonstrated and distributed.
- The Electronic Commerce Resource Center (ECRC) will assist you in
understanding and implementing electronic commerce practices.
- BMDO - Learn about the cutting-edge defense technologies developed by the
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) and now made available to U.S.
industry for use in the commercial marketplace.
- Listen to success stories from businesses who have made the transition
from defense to commercial markets.
- The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) brings together federal
laboratories and potential users of government- developed technologies. The FLC
will show you how to access the vast technology resources and expertise of more
than 400 federal R&D laboratories.
- Meet representatives from local business incubators
- Meet with Venture Capitalists looking for promising companies and
technologies in which to invest.
- Meet with SBA and SBDC financing specialists seeking to help companies
structure their businesses for diversification and expansion.
- Learn how to protect your intellectual property and technology.
- Needs Assessment Survey - The Needs Assessment Survey will match the
diversification and competitiveness needs of your business with the resources
of more than sixty federal and state agencies nationwide.
- Current market information on defense, dual-use, and commercial business
opportunities in the Pacific Rim, Europe, Middle East, and Western Hemisphere.
- Meet other participants for networking and business opportunities. Bring
50 copies of your company brochure and we will display them
Each attendee will be given a copy
of the newly released President's Report, "Technology in the National
Interest," a catalog of technologies available for licensing from DOE
Defense Laboratories, a set of briefing documents, information on other
Government resources available, and a participants list. Attendees will also be
able to meet one-on-one with speakers and exhibitors following each
- Chester J. Straub, Jr., Deputy Assistant
Secretary For Program Operations, Economic Development Administration, U.S.
Department of Commerce
||WHAT'S OUT THERE? TECHNOLOGIES READY
- Arnold Barnes, Technical Assistance Program
Manager, Oak Ridge Center for Manufacturing Technology - DoE Small Business
- Guy Hammer, Director, Technology
Applications, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization
- CDR. Brad Halverson, DC, USN, Naval Dental
Research Institute, Great Lakes, IL
- LTC Lawrence A. Kosiba, USAF, Wright
||REFRESHMENT BREAK ~ NETWORKING AND
||WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?
- William Simon, NASA Technology Transfer
Center, St. Louis
- Tom White, Regional Director, Mid-America
Manufacturing Technology Center
- Jeff Bullington, President, AMMPEC
- Edward Fickenscher, Director, Technology
Management, Washington University
||LUNCH (NETWORKING &
- Dennis G. Coleman, Executive Director, St.
Louis County Economic Council
- Dr. Allen Atkins, Vice President, Product
Application Technology, McDonnell Douglas
- Liam McMenamin & Margaret Cahill, Bureau
of Export Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
- Robert Marro, MidWest Regional Advisor, The
Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce
- Jim Lavery - Office of Economic Conversion
Information - Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
- Susan Inslee, Director, World Trade Center
- Ken Konchel, Director, St. Louis Procurement
||REFRESHMENT BREAK ~ NETWORKING AND
|| ELECTRONIC COMMERCE INITIATIVE
- James T. Fox, Outreach Consultant, Palestine
|| HOW TO MAKE THE TECHNOLOGY YOURS - LEGAL
- Louis Falasco, Project Leader, Chemical Eng.
Operations, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
|| CREATIVE FINANCING TECHNIQUES
- Anthony J. McMahon, Deputy District Director,
- Rick Palank, Vice-President, St. Louis
Business Finance Corporation
- Jeff Dee, St. Louis University SBDC
- Lance McCarthy, Director, Economic
Development, St Louis Economic Conversion Project
|| WRAP UP AND FINAL REMARKS
Holiday Inn Clayton Plaza, 7730 Bonhomme Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105. Tel:
314 863 0400 Fax: 314 863 8513. Cut off date November
4. $79 single $89 double + 13.975% hotel tax. Reservations after this
date will be honored on a space and rate available basis. The hotel has plenty
of parking space. Click here for a map from the airport.
Click here for a local map
The names, agencies, exhibitors and technologies are those available at
the time of publication. Additional information will be available from the
organizers closer to the event date. Please contact DOC's Bureau of Export
Administration's Liam McMenamin at (202)
482 2233 and Brad Botwin at (202) 482
4060; Bill Truitt in SBA's Office of
Veterans' Affairs at (202) 205 7279 or
Patrick McKeehan, St.
Louis County Economic Council at (314) 889 3957.
Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if
requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact
IDEEA, Inc. 6233 Nelway Drive, McLean,
VA 22101-3141, (703) 760-0762.
In events of this nature views and opinions that are not necessarily
those of the cosponsors may be expressed. SBA cooperation does not constitute
or imply its endorsement of any opinions, products and/or services. All SBA
programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. SBA Auth.
Commercialization of Defense Technology
Holiday Inn Clayton Plaza, 7730 Bonhomme Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105 TUESDAY,
NOVEMBER 19, 1996
Cost: $75 per person which includes coffee breaks, lunch, handouts and
proceedings. ($95 at the door)
I am planning to attend the COMMERCIALIZATION OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY
Conference at the Holiday Inn Clayton Plaza. I understand there will be a $20
cancellation fee. I also understand that there are no refunds after NOVEMBER
Please reserve _____ place(s) @ $75 per person
(Photocopy form and attach additional names as required)
Please send me information about exhibiting at this conference.
STATE: _____________________________ ZIP: _________________________
Telephone: ___________________________ Fax: ___________________________
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| I am a Veteran
|| I am a disabled Veteran
Please return form with payment to:
COMMERCIALIZATION OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY
C/O IDEEA, Inc. 6233 Nelway Drive, McLean, VA 22101 Tel: 703 760 0762
Fax: 703 760 0764
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