Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2016 (CLOSED)
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016 (CLOSED)

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Conference Information


New SBIR and STTR Phase I awardee companies are required to attend the
2016 NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I Grantee Spring Workshop
at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

The first day of the SBIR/STTR Phase I Grantee Workshop is dedicated to the "Beat-the-Odds Boot Camp" activity.  Please review the Boot Camp Tab on this website immediately for requirements and details.  The Boot Camp will be held from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm on Monday, March 14 at the host hotel.   Companies may only be excused from Boot Camp participation by their NSF Program Director.  If you are excused, please forward a copy of that email to and do not select the Boot Camp option during online registration.

All new awardee companies are required to attend the remainder of the Phase I Workshop beginning at 8:30 am on Tuesday, March 15 through the conclusion of their one-on-one meeting on Wednesday, March 16.  The one-on-one schedule will be posted to this website in late January.

In addition to the required NSF one-on-one meetings, each company will also have an opportunity to schedule a one-on-one meeting with their assigned Commercialization Planning Assistance Contractor (Dawnbreaker or Larta Inc.) for Wednesday, March 16.   Those meetings will be scheduled directly with the contractors after the NSF schedule is posted.

Please review all tabs on this website carefully, paying particular attention to the "Pre-Event Orientation" and "One-on-One" tabs.



Monday: Beat-The-Odds Bootcamp
March 14, 2016
(8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Tuesday: NSF Workshop
March 15, 2016
(8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Wednesday: NSF Workshop
March 16, 2016
(8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)


  • Where

  • Hyatt Regency Crystal City
    2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
    Arlington, Virginia 22202

Additional Information

Please Note: By completing this conference registration you agree to allow any photographs or video taken during this event to be publicly distributed.

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