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The Small Business Administration has several upcoming SBIR webinars that will discuss understanding intellectual property (IP), which includes patent practice and cooperation, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. Webinars will also introduce SBIR programs in the Departments of Transportation and Education.

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November

November 20  |  Startup Grind with Landon Huslig

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wichita State University
Rhatigan Student Center Rm 265
1845 Fairmount St. Wichita, KS 67260

Landon graduated from WSU with his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering in 2015. After moving to Corpus Christi with his wife for most of 2016 for his job, he returned home with a renewed love for Wichita. Thus, Wichita Life ICT was born. What started as an Instagram has grown into a slew of social media accounts, a blog, and now a podcast where Landon talks with all kinds of people from Wichita.

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December

December 11  |  SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wichita State University
John Bardo Center Rm 264
1800 Innovation Boulevard Wichita, KS 67208

This is a livestream event from NMSU's Arrowhead Center featuring powerhouse speakers addressing the Navy SBIR/STTR program's $350 million in non-dillutive funds available to small businesses. One-on-one sessions with a Navy SBIR Representative will be available by apointment. General admission is $15, and student admission is $5. The admission price includes lunch. 

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January 2020

January 31  |  Infrastructure,Security and Vehicle Considerations for Autonomous Transportation

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
National Center for Aviation Training Auditorium
4004 N Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67226

Many of the challenges around and concerns about connected and self-driving vehicles involve safety and security. Central to the operational success and public acceptance of future AV transportation systems are complex, robust transportation infrastructure, secure cyber security systems and advanced vehicles that interconnect within the network. Learn about future driverless vehicles, as well as the requirements of transportation and security infrastructure for AV systems and what is being done to ensure they are met.

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April 2020

April 17  |  Autonomous Vehicle Transportation in Rural and Urban Settings

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
National Center for Aviation Training Auditorium
4004 N Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67226

The future of autonomous and connected vehicle transportation in Kansas and nationwide will vary greatly and involve much different considerations in cities compared with the vast rural areas. From agriculture and interstate freight transportation to urban public shuttle transports and driverless goods delivery, location brings unique challenges and opportunities. Learn more about what the future of autonomous public and industrial transportation could mean for our cities and widespread rural communities.

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