Small Business Innovation Summit and SBIR Topics Workshop

"Informing Innovators from Idea to Point of Need"

13 - 14 December 2022

Lincoln, MA


Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Legislative Updates / SBIR Reauthorization

  • Ally Veres, Vice Chair, NDIA Small Business Division, VP, Business Development, AEG Group
  • Kea Matory, Director of Legislative Policy, NDIA

Panel Discussion: Driving Small Business Innovation Across the Services
Moderator: ML Mackey, Chair, NDIA Small Business Division, CEO, Beacon Interactive Systems

  • Jason Schroepfer, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), U.S. Navy
  • Tony Archer, SBIR/STTR Portfolio Manager, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), U.S. Navy
  • Zeke Topolosky, Chief of the Strategic Partnership Office, DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory, U.S. Army
  • Tina Barnhill, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, Missile Defense Agency
  • Mina Khalil, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Kelley Kiernan, Director, Blue Cyber, U.S. Navy SBIR Program Office

Presentation Of Topics: NAVSEA

Presentation Of Topics: NAVSEA and NAVAIR

  • Douglas Marker, Technology Manager, PEO Integrated Warfare Systems
  • Emily Novak, Technology Manager, PEO Ships
  • Tony Archer, SBIR/STTR Portfolio Manager, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), U.S. Navy


Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Advanced Functional Fabrics Of America (AFFOA)

  • Sasha Stolyarov, CEO, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)
  • Carolyn Kirk, Execute Director, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC)
  • Ben Linville-Engler, Chief Investment Strategist and Program Executive, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC)

Academic & Industry Collaboration

  • Wendy Leonard, Open Campus Program Manager, Strategic Partnerships Office, DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory
  • Dr. Jacquelynn Garofano, Chief Technology Officer, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)