Welcome to the Navy Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

The Navy Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is offered annually to current Phase II SBIR and STTR awardees. The TAP spans an 11 month period and begins with a Kick-Off meeting held in July of each year and culminates with the Navy Opportunity Forum® in June. Via the Navy Transition Assistance Program, small businesses are provided the services of a business acceleration manager, a market researcher, and others to accelerate the transition of their technology. This is accomplished through the application of a proven process and deliverables, developed collaboratively by the small business and the Navy TAP team.

Presentations from the Kickoff Meeting

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Welcome

John Williams

Director, DON SBIR/STTR

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Navy TAP Overview

Jenny C. Servo

Dawnbreaker, Inc.

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ONR Overview

Lore-Anne Ponirakis

SBIR Program Manager, Office of Naval Research

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SBIR Data Rights: One Path to Wealth for SBIR Firms

David P.Metzger

Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

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Future Naval Capabilities Program

Mike Meyers

FNC Director

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Investment Targets

Robert Smith

Office of Naval Research

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Marine Corps System Command

Elizabeth Madden

MCSC SBIR/STTR Program Manager

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Program Executive Office for Ships

Glen Sturtevant

Director for Science & Technology

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PDPEO(U&W)

Michael Erk, SES

PDPEO(U&W)- Unmanned Aviation

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NAVAIR

Donna H. Moore

NAVAIR SBIR Program Manager

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Wrap Up

Jenny C. Servo

Dawnbreaker, Inc.

Eligibility

Navy SBIR and STTR awardees that have a current Phase II award are eligible to participate in the Navy TAP. Each year in the spring, a list of potential participants is pulled from the SBIR database. Outreach to eligible companies then begins in June. Eligible companies receive an e-mail inviting them to participate in the Kick-Off meeting and a follow-up phone call from a Dawnbreaker staff member. If you do not receive an invitation to participate in the 14-15 Navy TAP and believe that you are eligible to participate in the program, please contact Lyn Barnett lbarnett@dawnbreaker.com.

Program Schedule

The Navy Transition Assistance Program (TAP) begins with a Kick-Off meeting held annually in the Washington DC area in July. This is in accordance with the guidelines provided in Navy solicitations:

"All awardees, during the second year of the Phase II, must attend a one-day Transition Assistance Program (TAP) meeting. This meeting is typically held in the summer in the Washington, D.C. area. Awardees will be contacted separately regarding this program. It is recommended that Phase II cost estimates include travel to Washington, D.C. for this event."

Companies attend for one day ONLY. In 2014, the Kick-off meeting for the TAP will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Washington, D.C. - Crystal City in Arlington, VA.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Washington, D.C. - Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22202-2891
Phone: 1-703-416-4100

Companies that have funding from NAVSEA are encouraged to attend on Wednesday, July 16th. Organizations that have received funding from NAVAIR are encouraged to attend on Tuesday, July 15th, while those with funding from ONR, MARCOR, or SPAWAR should attend on Monday, July 14th.

At the Kick-Off event, one hour individual meetings are held with each company to discuss their topic and their needs. These meetings are held both before and after the general session. The General session lasts from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM and accomplishes a number or objectives. The general session:

  1. Provides the program managers the opportunity to provide information related to changes in their program, especially as it relates to Options, Enhancements, CPP, and other initiatives focused on transition.
  2. Provides an opportunity to showcase important prime contractors and highlight what they are doing to transition technologies of SBIR firms to Phase III. There are variations in the individuals that present on each day, but the structure of the general session is the same.
  3. Provides an opportunity to share information with companies regarding SBIR data rights, and
  4. Provides an opportunity for us to share with everyone what will be accomplished in the TAP

Kick-Off Registration

Registration for the 14-15 NAVY TAP is by invitation only. To register, you must utilize the unique link sent in your invitation email. Please be aware that this is registration for the new program and NOT for the Navy Opportunity Forum® to be held in June, 2015.

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Washington, D.C. - Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22202-2891
Phone: 1-703-416-4100

Reservation: Make your reservations by visiting the Hotel Website
Rate: $169 single occupancy; $189 double occupancy
Cut-off is June 23, 2014 for hotel reservations.

Contact

Jenny C. Servo, Ph.D.
(585) 594-8641
jcservo@dawnbreaker.com

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