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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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January 23 | Innovation Awards

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhatigan Student Center, Beggs Ballroom
1845 Fairmount St., Wichita, KS 67260-0129

The university community is invited to attend the fifth annual Wichita State University Innovation Awards Thursday, January 23 at 3 p.m. 
The Innovation Awards, hosted by WSU Ventures and WSU Strategic Initiatives, recognize students, faculty, staff and partners who execute programs and initiatives that greatly impact achievement of the university mission and vision. It is free and open to the public.



Chances of SBIR Success: Write for the Reviewers Improve Webinar

WEBINAR | 10 - 11 a.m. 
No Cost to Attend | Registration Required

You'll spend many hours writing your SBIR or STTR proposal so you’ll want to give yourself every chance of winning the prize. The proposal review is a critical determinant of success, so give yourself every advantage by writing to those reviewers. In this webinar learn about how the various federal agencies review SBIR/STTR proposals, what reviewers look for in a proposal and how to write to “sell” your technology. The webinar will also provide formatting tips to make the reviewers’ job easier, who makes up a review team, the criteria they use to evaluate proposals, scoring and review and award timing.

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April 17  |  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.


Fall 2020

Specific Date TBA  |  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.