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Hawaii’s geographic location in the middle of the Pacific makes it an ideal location for emerging technologies to take hold and grow as well as a critical piece in U.S. military strategic operations. Pacific Tech 2024 will feature America’s Seed Fund Program Managers, Contracting Officers, Technology Scouts from multiple Combatant Commands, WERX Program Managers, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Government Representatives, and Prime contractors seeking small business partners. This conference will focus on connecting small businesses with government and private opportunities to bring their technology to market to solve critical national challenges, including innovative solutions for our warfighters.

The Pacific Tech 2024 Conference, powered by the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) and in part by the Small Business Administration (SBA), brings to Hawai‘i a wide array of expert speakers to focus on the challenges of the Indo-Pacific Region, as well as the opportunities, including emerging industries like space and agtech.

This year’s conference will take place from October 27-29 in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Hawaii Convention Center. Approximately 200 attendees from Pacific region as well as federal agency representatives are expected to participate.

Details: https://www.htdc.org/pacific-tech-2024/

Perfect for small and medium size companies that are:

  • Looking for non-dilutive funding for innovation, research & development
  • That want to work with the federal government
  • That want to partner with a prime contractor
  • Looking for other funding opportunities, including venture capital, contracting, prize challenges, and more
  • With innovative solutions looking for government customers

Pacific Tech 2024 will provide small businesses, subcontractors, and defense contractors with:

  • Current and Coming-Soon contract opportunities presented by Contracting Officers and Program Managers
  • U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, Space Defense, and U.S. Defense Logistics Agency specific Contracting Priorities and strategies in the Indo-Pacific Region
  • Specific Teaming opportunities, approaches and timelines by Prime Defense Contractors
  • OTAs, WERX Program opportunities and Other ‘Rapid Acquisition’ Strategies and Programs
  • Public and Private Financing Sources for Defense Contractors
  • Teaming Arrangements for Primes and Subcontractors
  • Facilitated and Open One On Ones
  • Tech Showcases to feature your solutions to contracting officers

Since 1988, the State of Hawaii has actively encouraged local high technology companies to increase their research and development activities by participating in the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Hawaii has the longest running state SBIR/STTR matching grant program in the United States. In fact, Hawaii’s companies have garnered over 900 SBIR/STTR awards with a majority from the Department of Defense.

Through the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), our state has supported over 400 high value SBIR projects by:

* awarding State matching grants to Hawaii companies that receive federal SBIR and STTR awards
* providing technical assistance in proposal writing
* commercialization consulting
* creating networking and partnership building opportunities

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