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Speed to Capability: Defense Innovation from Research to Tech Transfer

May 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join TDIF’s growing network of entrepreneurs, small businesses, defense contractors, technology investors, consultants, and science & technology gurus for the next installment in a series of networking and educational events encouraging collaboration among Austin’s Defense Innovation Ecosystem and the broader National Security community.

Following an evening of open networking in the professional setting of Capital Factory’s Voltron Room, the program, sponsored by SURVICE Engineering, will be kicked off by the Chief Scientist of the Army Research Office, Dr. Stephen Lee. A diverse panel of professionals in defense technology development will highlight strategies and lessons learned for interaction with DoD industry technology proponents, including:

  • Identifying potential innovative technology
  • Engagement of academia to support research advancements/technology transfer
  • Utilizing OTA vehicles for research and prototyping
  • Process efficiencies in developing/transferring technology

Speakers will include DOD leadership in Science & Technology and experts from industry and academia with broad backgrounds in research, development, and technology transfer. Updates will be provided as speakers are confirmed.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr. Stephen Lee, PhD, Chief Scientist, Army Research Office
  • Mark Butkiewicz, Corporate Director, Applied Technology, SURVICE Engineering
  • …more added soon!

If you are already engaged in DOD-funded R&D, if you are looking for partners in industry or academia as you move into the next stage, or if you are thinking about applying for federal dollars (e.g., SBIR, BAA) for your company or tech idea, this event should not be missed!

Date: 20 May, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Location: Capital Factory, Voltron

Agenda: 5:30 – 6:30 Networking (Light Fare, Drinks)

6:30 – 7:45 Speakers and Panel Discussion

7:45 – 8:30 Networking + Social

Light food, beer and wine will be provided.


Capital Factory
701 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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