Supporting USAF’s $35 Million STTR Quantum Event
The U.S. Air Force (USAF), the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI), USAF Small Business Innovation Research/Small-Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR), Innovare Advancement Center, and the Griffiss Institute partnered with NYSTEC and IgniteU NY to host the Virtual Quantum Collider 2.0 two-day event. Because of the pandemic, the December 2020 event would be virtual.
NYSTEC provided event planning, production, and presentation support for the two-day event, which included:
- 23 speakers.
- 420 minutes of content.
- 829 registrations.
- Keynote from astronaut-in-training and global TEDx speaker Alyssa Carson and her father.
- STTR private showcase featuring innovations in quantum timing, sensing, computing, and communications.
15 Small Businesses Awarded $35M in USAF Funding
AFRL/RI presented 23 awards to 15 small businesses, totaling $35 million.
The Virtual Quantum Collider 2.0 brought in 2,200 views over seven days, 19 Innovare partnership requests, and 76 procurement technical assistance inquiries. This collaborative event further developed the quantum ecosystem in Central NY and across the country by fostering connections between government, industry, academia, and the small business community.
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