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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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September

September 24  |  Perfecting an Elevator Pitch - Making Your Message Clear

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
John Bardo Center Rm 264
1800 Innovation Boulevard, Wichita, KS 67208

You have 20 seconds to get me engaged, curious, excited about __________ (your company, your product, your skills, the job your looking for) …. GO! Can you deliver your Elevator Pitch? We will work together to craft, improve and deliver your pitch, in a friendly, supportive environment.

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October

October 11  |  Human and Mobility Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles 

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

The development and future of connected and autonomous vehicles has the potential to fundamentally change transportation and impact everyone throughout our society. Could personal vehicle ownership go away some day in lieu of a network of public AV transports that take people wherever they wish to go? Learn how researchers and AV systems developers are seeking to understand how people view, adapt to and ultimately interact with our vehicles of the future and how AVs could improve mobility and accessibility, including for older drivers and people with disabilities.

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October 18  |  ICTechXpo

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WSU South
3821 E Harry St. Wichita, KS 67218

ICTechXpo's mission is to support strong connections between educational institutions and business and industry partners for connecting and interacting with technology to promote potential career pathways, recruit, train and employ highly skilled professionals to grow an innovative, dynamic workforce.

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October 24  |  How to Prepare a Budget for SBIR/STTR Proposals

WEBINAR | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The budget may not directly impact the technical and commercial review of a proposal, but it will always be taken into consideration for overall funding decisions. Make sure yours is well crafted and supports the work proposed. Your goal is to keep it real, keep it accurate and keep it honest. This session will walk through the development of a project budget. Items covered will include what costs need to be included, how to write a budget justification, can the company afford to pursue this project, what indirect rate should be used and more.

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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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