Innovation and Opportunity Conference: Advancing Aerospace and Defense
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Innovation and Opportunity Conference: Advancing Aerospace and Defense

7 - 8 November 2018
Location: Denver, Colorado
Venue: Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center

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Save November 7-8th for a two-day conference bringing together NASA experts, small businesses, startups, and large businesses/prime contractors in a technology and commercialization event. The Innovation and Opportunity Conference provides opportunities for companies at every stage of innovation, from those just starting out with a great idea, to experienced innovators looking to expand and actively participate in tomorrow’s aerospace and defense.


Seed. Connect. Grow.


  • Hear about NASA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, interact directly with NASA experts and learn how to participate
  • Learn and connect with large businesses’ advanced development/research development priorities and projects
  • Participate in multiple opportunities to connect with multiple federal agencies and primes, including two full days of matchmaking and 1-on-1 sessions


Exhibits and Sponsorships

Exhibit and Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Tobey Jackson at or 703.264.7570 or Sharon King at or 303.442.1475 x 3.


About AIAA

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 85 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense.


About CBDF

The Colorado Business Development Foundation (CBDF) is a statewide not-for-profit organization whose mission is to fund and develop small business resources. Through strategic relationships with private corporations, state agencies and other not-for-profit organizations, CBDF helps businesses grow and prosper.


About Colorado SBDC Network

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (CSBDC) is dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper in Colorado by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs. The CSBDC has  locations around the state with a team of business experts ready to help you create and retain jobs, secure loans, increase sales, win government contracts, obtain certifications and more.