Location: Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
09:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Lead Program Manager at AFRL SBIR/STTR
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
This is an exciting season for the AF SBIR/STTR program and the Air Force. History has taught us that big ideas come from small business. As stewards of Air Force investment in small businesses and their technologies we often talk about innovation. It comes from people like YOU. As someone who has worked with innovators since joining the Air Force family, I can tell you with certainty that innovation comes from ideas, inspiration, intuition and hard work. Finding a solution to a tough problem that is unique and that people will use is where true innovation resides. While this concept may seem simple, entrepreneurs and innovators know there is more to it than that. This is where establishing a relationship with us provides guidance, opens doors and presents opportunities.
Anissa Lumpkin is currently the Program Lead for the $140M+ Air Force Research Laboratory Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (AFRL SBIR/STTR). As AFRL’s SBIR/STTR lead, she collaborates across the enterprise to match small business interest with AFRL Science and Technology (S&T) initiatives. With over 18 years of S&T and Acquisition experience in the US Air Force; her service has included both active duty and reserve time in the United States Air Force.