Introduction to the DoD and Water TechnologyMarch 25, 2015 Webinar
|11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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Join the Defense Alliance and The Water Council for a free, one-hour informational webinar on the Department of Defense (DoD) and its ongoing needs for innovations in water-related technologies. DoD is the world’s largest single investor in clean technologies, both in R&D and procurement. This investment includes products and services in the water industry, including water supply and gathering, wastewater treatment and re-use, atmospheric generation and hydro power.
This informational session will cover the following areas:
- Introduction to the Defense Alliance and its Advanced Power & Energy Cluster, and the partnership with The Water Council
- Overview of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Water Technology Needs
- “Who’s Who” in the DoD for water technology
- Current and future requirements
- Examples of specific opportunities
- Basics of R&D and contracting with the DoD and the federal government
- Overview of basic requirements for federal contracting
- Contract vehicles for businesses (R&D and ‘off-the-shelf’ technology needs)
- Resources available to get started and remain engaged
- Challenges and benefits of federal contracting
- The “intangibles” – what are the potential pitfalls, and the tips for success when working with the DoD?
- Questions & Answers with the Defense Alliance & The Water Council
Chip Laingen is the executive director of Defense Alliance, and SBA-funded and DoD-endorsed Advanced Defense Technologies Cluster. The Alliance connects innovative technology businesses to the needs of defense and commercial markets, principally through hands-on business development assistance. Chip is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, retiring as a commander after 21 years on active duty as an aviator.
Karen Frost is the Small Business Program Manager for The Water Council, which is developing a Center of Excellence for Freshwater Innovation and Small Business Development. Karen has an extensive background in economic development.
The Water Council