Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition

Mobilizing a new generation of government, industry, and academic innovators.

April 10-11, 2019 Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA UMass Lowell Research Facilities – Tour Options & Descriptions
Navy FST Forum

Welcome to the FST

Now in its nineteenth year, the Forum has been a long-standing venue for connecting SBIR/STTR-funded technologies with warfighters, government acquisition and technical personnel, large primes, system integrators, and other potential transition partners.

Navy leadership challenged us to deliver innovation to warfighters faster by exploring new collaborations with regional technology hubs. The Navy SBIR/STTR Program Office is meeting this challenge through exciting academic and corporate partnerships. This year we are taking FST “on the road” to the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Research Institute, mobilizing New England’s government, industry, and academic innovators.


Our Location

A state-of-the-art multipurpose facility owned by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell is conveniently located in the heart of historic Lowell adjacent to the campus and research facilities. The greater Boston and New England technology corridor provides an exceptional location for collaboration between small businesses, academic research, and Department of Defense agencies focused on research, development, and acquisition. The Department of the Navy’s SBIR/STTR Program Office is excited to partner with the UMass Lowell Research Institute to bring you the nineteenth edition of the Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST) – mobilizing a new generation of government, industry, and academic innovators!

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Latest Announcements

February 14, 2019

Save The Date

19th Annual Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST). The FST will be co-hosted by a leading American academic catalyst – University of Massachusetts, Lowell Research. 19th... READ MORE

February 14, 2019

Find technology that interest you at FST

Over 130 Navy-funded SBIR technologies will present and exhibit at the 2019 FST. Which ones will you want to see? Here is an easy way to get a look at what interests you. Over 130... READ MORE