|Location:||MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 3 Forbes Road, Lexington, MA 02420|
|Dinner Reservation Deadline:||Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 6pm|
“I didn’t even know this was possible”
Building a Creativity Company to Achieve Solutions That Work
(Or, how do you win SBIR optics contracts anyway?)
The quote in the title of this presentation was exclaimed by the Director of Training at the Department of Energy in response to participation in an Augmented-Reality-based firefighter/first-responder training technology demonstration conducted by the author’s company. This presentation will include lessons learned that have been successfully applied in a small-business environment, achieving breakthrough, disruptive technology invention, development, and manufacturing. Tried and true ideas for obtaining new customers (and keeping the ones you already have), writing winning proposals, and hiring (and keeping) the right personnel will be discussed. Specific recommendations will be shared on winning SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) contracts – from Phase I feasibility to Phase II prototype to Phase III commercialization and technology transfer.
John F. Ebersole, Ebersole & Associates
Three start-up companies (including two spin-offs) from SBIR and non-SBIR innovations
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- DINNER AND MEETING or meeting only
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Location:MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Networking—5:45 PM, Dinner—6:45, Meeting—7:30 PM.
Vegetarian option available on request
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|NES/OSA Members and their guests||$30.00 each||$35.00|
|Non-members||$35.00 (See NOTE Below)||$40.00|
NOTE: The NES/OSA has not changed dinner prices in several years but has been facing higher costs. We have increased the cost of dinner by $5 this year. We will try to accommodate late reservations but cannot not guarantee that a meal will be available.
General Information on NES/OSA Meetings
Cancellations and No-shows:
If the meeting must be cancelled for any reason, we will try to call you at the phone number you leave with your reservation. Official notice of cancellation will be on our answering machine.
We have to pay for the dinners reserved as of the Tuesday before the meeting, so no-shows eat into our cash reserve. If you will not be able to attend, please let us know as early as possible. Otherwise, no-shows will be billed.
NOTE: The extra $5.00 of the non-member dinner fee can be used toward membership dues if the nonmember joins and pays dues for the current year at the meeting.