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Gen John Murray

US Army

Over the past year, there have been a few significant developments in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program designed to make the Department of Defense an optimal customer for small businesses. Since the introduction of the “Open Topic” in late 2018, the Air Force has received more than 2900 submissions and awarded more than 900 contracts worth a combined total of approximately $220 million. Dr. Roper and Gen. Murray are making an appearance at SXSW to share what the future holds for the DoD and industry.

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Presentation
Event Type: Session
Track: Startups
Level: Advanced