Now in its twentieth year, the Department of the Navy’s SBIR/STTR Transition Program (STP) assists participating small businesses by identifying commercialization opportunities, creation of marketing collateral, and promoting the company and their technology across Acquisition and Science & Technology (S&T) communities within the Department of Defense, U.S. Government, and defense industry. The ultimate goal is promoting and accelerating commercialization opportunities (Phase III funding) for these small businesses by direct transition (sales) to industry, military programs of record, or commercial ventures.

FST – The Forum – promotes companies participating in STP based on their award of a Navy or Marine Corps sponsored SBIR/STTR Phase II contract. Navy FST connects these small businesses with government and industry personnel through Tech Talks and One-on-One meetings, and an enhanced online presence. Information on topics participating in the current and previous year STP is available on the Virtual Transition Marketplace (VTM) – a part of Navy FST and STP.

We invite you to meet all the companies participating in this year’s SBIR/STTR Transition Program (STP) and explore their technologies in the Virtual Transition Marketplace.



Q: Is there a cost to attend?
A: You must be a registered attendee of the Naval Submarine League’s Annual Symposium. Depending on your military/government status and whether or not you are a Naval Submarine League member, you may have to pay a registration fee. Visit the 2019 Annual Symposium Registration Page for details and pricing. The Exhibit Hall is open to all registered attendees – come visit us at Booth 1101.

Q: Do I have to register in advance?
A: Everyone must register for the Naval Submarine League’s Annual Symposium. Visit the 2019 Annual Symposium Registration Page for details and pricing. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting with one of our exhibiting small businesses, please e-mail us your request.


Q: What is recommended dress?
A: Business attire for civilians and uniform of the day for military attendees