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December 11, 2015
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SVTC's Dec. Bits and Grits (Dec 15)
Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce Hosts Winter Legislative Breakfast (Dec 16)
Nov. 19 SVTC Luncheon Presentation File Posted
Upcoming SBIR/STTR Training in Virginia
Highlighting Renewing Level I Member: SRI International.
Highlighting Renewing Level I Member: Harrisonburg City Public Schools.
SVTC's Bits and Grits
December 15, 8-9am; Mrs. Rowes, Staunton, VA

Come get together for great breakfast and to talk some tech. Dutch treat. No reservations required. 


This is where our technology users and creators get together to connect about various topics (while eating some good food!). This occurs on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Look for Kurt Plowman.  


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Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce Hosts Winter Legislative Breakfast
Wed. Dec. 16, 2015, Brightview Baldwin Park, Staunton, 8:00am-9:15am

The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce and their Government Affairs Committee invite you to be a part of their Annual Winter Legislative Breakfast on Wed. Dec. 16, 2015 at Brightview Baldwin Park in Staunton from 8:00 am-9:15 am. 

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast as you connect with your State Legislators: Senator Emmett Hanger, Delegates Steve Landes, Dickie Bell and Ben Cline.  They will be reviewing proposed bills and  issues facing the 2016 General Assembly Session. A question and answer period from the business leaders in attendance will follow their comments. Special thanks to  sponsors Shenandoah Valley Office Equipment, the Greater Augusta Association of Realtors, Dominion Virginia Power, and Brightview Baldwin Park.

Cost is $15 Chamber Member/$20 Non-Chamber Member. 

SVTC Luncheon Recap (Dec 19: Sandie Terry, Center for Innovative Technology, Broadband)

Whether you attended our Nov. 19 luncheon or not, you might be interested in Sandie's presentation on broadband initiatives. She's agreed to let us post it!  Direct link to: NOV 19 SVTC LUNCHEON PRESENTATION on Broadband 

Upcoming SBIR/STTR Training in Virginia

DOD & Homeland Security SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Workshop
Dec. 15, Herndon, VA
This workshop will focus on the Dept. of Defense SBIR/STTR programs, the largest SBIR/STTR program with over $1.2B available each year, and Homeland Security who just released their 2016 solicitation topics. Learn how the SBIR/STTR programs work for these agencies, how to reach out to the agency to discuss your approach, how to plan your approach, and how to write a winning proposal. The largest DOD SBIR and STTR solicitation of the year open on Dec. 11, and DHS solicitation opened on Dec. 1 in pre-solicitation and closes Jan. 20 (you may speak with topic managers until Dec. 15 only).  This session is timed to be of particular help for those who plan to submit.  8:15AM Check-in, 8:30AM-5:00PM.  Coffee, Bagels, Lunch provided. $75 for small Virginia based tech firms, $250 all others.

"NSF SBIR/STTR Program Overview" WEBINAR
Jan. 21, 2016, 11AM-12:30PM
Details and REGISTER 

"NSF SBIR/STTR Program Details & Project Planning" WEBINAR 
Jan. 28, 2016, 11AM-12:30PM
Details and REGISTER

"NSF SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation Essentials" WEBINAR 
Feb. 4, 2016, 11AM-12:30PM
Details and REGISTER 

"NSF Forms, Budget & Electronic Submission"  
Feb. 11, 2016, 11AM-12:30PM
Pre-Recorded SBIR/STTR Training Sessions
Most of these sessions are FREE for Virginia based companies and Virginia based university researchers.  

Questions about any of these events:
Robert Brooke, -- 703-689-3080

Highlighting Renewing Level I Member:
SRI International

SRI International is one of the world's leading independent research and technology development organizations. Founded as Stanford Research Institute in 1946, SRI has been meeting the strategic needs of clients for more than 60 years. The nonprofit research institute performs client-sponsored research and development for government agencies, commercial businesses, and private foundations in areas such as information technology, engineering, pharmaceuticals, physical sciences, and public policy. In addition to conducting contract R&D, SRI licenses its technologies, forms strategic partnerships, and creates new business by spinning-off new companies based on SRI-developed technologies and products. SRI's Shenandoah Valley facility (SRI-SV) in Harrisonburg, Virginia features research focused on discovery of novel drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for cancer and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. With unique facilities and equipment coupled with highly skilled and experienced research teams, SRI International Shenandoah Valley is working with government and commercial sponsors to develop novel therapies for hepatitis C virus, influenza, dengue fever, and a panel of human cancers including lung cancer. Combined, these diseases cause thousands of deaths in the US and abroad highlighting the value of SRI-SV as a resource in the commonwealth and beyond. The SRI proteomics center, housed in the facility is focused on novel platforms for drug discovery, and identification of biomarkers for evaluation of drugs for safety and efficacy, improving existing and new treatments for a wide panel of human diseases. SRI continues to expand the capabilities in the SV facility, by adding new facilities, equipment, and personnel, adding additional value to the local economy while providing solutions to the complex challenges in human health and biotechnology. 

Highlighting Renewing Level I Member:
Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Harrisonburg City Public Schools is a school system of excellence educating over 5000 students in grades PK-12. Our strength comes from our diverse student population where over 50 languages are spoken by our students. Our school system takes pride in providing a rigorous curriculum that includes many advanced placement, dual enrollment and honors level courses, a regional Governor's school for science, STEM Academies at middle school and high school, and outstanding foreign language, arts, music, journalism, and sports programs. HCPS has outstanding vocational, business and technical education programs including advanced computer labs, and a wide range of computer application opportunities for all students. We are also proud of our fine arts departments from bands to theater productions and everything in between. We are fortunate to have a supportive local community that values the importance of educating children and providing them the experiences and resources needed to be successful learners.

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