You are cordially invited to join the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), GE Aviation, and Jacobs for a lunch presentation on May 11, 2016. We will discuss plans for our first B2B event (to be held October 4 in Dayton) and seek feedback from the local community on how to incorporate the needs of local businesses and economic partner organizations.
About the B2B Event
AIAA is developing a B2B program for companies that are searching for research and advanced product development collaborators, including vendors and suppliers. Large and medium sized enterprises recognize the potential for innovation and incubation within small businesses.
This forum facilitates the link between these organizations. We are excited to hold our first event in Dayton, Ohio on October 4 at the Holiday Inn Fairborn. AIAA will invite its corporate member aerospace and defense prime contractors/system integrators to participate in the program. Vendors, suppliers, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and local academia will be invited to attend.
B2B Program Format
One day program with the following elements:
• Prime contractor presentations
- Identified areas of interest that large business is pursuing that will lead to contracts
• Small business presentations and/or posters
• Workshops for small business/entrepreneurs that can include:
- Business planning
- Protecting intellectual advice
- How to pitch to the venture capital/investment community
• Government presentations
- How to do business with the agency
- Take advantage of available patents
- Mentor/protégé program with government
• Networking time About AIAA
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the largest aerospace professional society in the world, serving a diverse range of more than 30,000 individual members from 88 countries, and 95 corporate members. AIAA serves aerospace professionals around the world—who are shaping the future of aerospace—by providing the tools, insights, and collaborative exchanges to advance the state of the art in engineering and science for aviation, space, and defense.