WEST 2020 Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities

AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2020 that will offer maximum visibility to those who participate! What better way to make sure you stand out and increase your exposure than at this foremost event in which industry leaders can learn about military requirements and connect with decision makers and operators, where senior military and government officials can gain feedback from sea service warfighters, and where industry thought leaders will discuss and demonstrate sea service solutions? Sponsorship opportunities are offered at a several investment levels, ensuring your ability to participate.

Browse available options below, or jump to specific categories: Patron Packages, Individual Sponsorships, Advertising Opportunities, Branding Opportunities.

FST – Dept of the Navy Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition  

Fredericksburg,  VA 
United States
  • Booth: 1113

Now in its twentieth year, the Department of the Navy’s SBIR/STTR Transition Program (STP) assists small businesses by identifying commercialization opportunities and promoting their technology across Acquisition and S&T communities within the DoD, U.S. Government, and industry. FST showcases STP companies through market outreach, FST Tech Talks, and One-on-One meetings. Visit the Navy's Virtual Transition Marketplace - NavyFST.com - and discover solutions to your technology challenges!


FST 2019 Recap


  • What is FST?
    The Dept of the Navy Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition - FST - promotes companies and technologies participating in STP. FST connects these small businesses with government and industry personnel through Tech Talks and One-on-One meetings....

  • 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.

    Download our exhibit Tech Talk Schedule, complete with links to the Virtual Transition Marketplace (VTM).  Use the flyer to view information on the 25 specific technologies we are exhibiting at WEST 2020.

  • Monday Morning Tech Talks
    Visit FST Monday at 9:30 am & hear the latest on Navy-funded R&D in high-power RF components; swimmer biometrics; advanced materials and 3D printing; novel algorithms for crowd sourcing and UAV flight controls; and a new tool for removing old software....

  • Here's our line up for Monday morning! Download the full schedule here.

    Click on the Topic Number to view the project details, including the Abstract and Quad Chart

    Ballistic Devices
    N142-123       High Speed and High Voltage Capacitors for Naval HPRF Directed Energy Applications

    Verus Research
    N172-135       Fast Rise-time High Power Radio Frequency (HPRF) Pulse Shaping

    Quantum Applied Science and Research (QUASAR) Inc.
    N151-078       Development of a Diver Biometric Device (DBD)

    Sonalysts, Inc.
    N172-131       Resolving organizational inefficiencies through crowdsourcing

    Systems Technology, Inc.
    N162-098       Aircraft Deck Motion Compensation Design

    P&J Robinson Corporation
    N171-083       Late-Stage Software Feature Reduction Tool for Security and Performance

    E&G Associates, Inc.
    N171-060       Development of Explosive Feedstock for Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) 3D Printers

    Quantum Semiconductor LLC
    NM12-158     Development of High Gain SiGeC CMOS Imaging Arrays for Visible Sensing

    Applied Optimization
    N171-090       Understanding Additive Manufacturing Solidification Profile Effects on Material Inhomogenieties, Defects, and Qualification

  • Dept of the Navy SBIR/STTR Transition Program
    Providing commercialization, transition, and professional assistance to Small Businesses and their technologies....

  • Now in its 20th year, the Navy's STP (SBIR/STTR Transition Program) has been a long-standing vehicle for connecting SBIR/STTR-funded technologies with Warfighters, Government acquisition and technical personnel, prime contractor, system integrators, and other potential partners/collaborators. The program takes a holistic approach to assisting selected Small Businesses transition their technologies through business mentoring, training, marketing material creation, and business development activities and promotion.

    About the SBIR/STTR Program

    The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

    The STP will help prepare selected Small Businesses to transition their DON SBIR/STTR-funded technology by providing the following services:

    • Assisting in the development of targeted marketing materials
    • Providing relevant market research appropriate to the Small Business’s technology and transition targets
    • Identifying leads for potential transition opportunities
    • Mentoring on the Government/prime contractor relationships
    • Instructing on the Government acquisition environment and policies
    • Promoting Small Businesses and their SBIR/STTR technologies on the Virtual Transition Marketplace (VTM)
    • Assisting with exhibiting at the annual Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST)

    Learn more about STP online at NavySTP.com, then visit FST at WEST 2020 Booth 1113 to see why we say "Tomorrow's Technology Today!"