Encountering Innovation Matchmaking

A better way to partner & collaborate with Federal Prime Contractors & Agencies

Date: June 6-9, 2022, as part of Encountering Innovation

Bridging between Prime Contractors & Small Businesses

The intent is to connect Aeronautical Agencies & DOD Prime Contractors to American technology innovators & advanced manufacturers by matching Contractor and Small Business engineers in 30-minute collaborative sessions.  The Prime Contractors will review the survey results to determine which small businesses they want to meet.


Small Businesses submit their capabilities and past performance to the “2022 Small Business Capability Matrix” survey ahead of event through registration process below.


SBDC will conduct training with small businesses to discuss what the Primes are expecting.


How to Participate

Small Businesses are to register: by completing the Survey for Capabilities Matrix, which Primes will utilize to select best matches. ​​

(Survey Coming Soon)

For your convenience, upon completion of the survey, here is the link to the Technology Taxonomy

Primes: Will register by sending email to Ric Slater, retired JSC Small Business Specialist via EIMatch@ksbdc.net . Primes will be contacted to understand how to work with the Capability Matrix and be scheduled for Matchmaking Sessions.


*NOTE: There will be limited availability for matchmaking. The Capability Matrix will be made available to every Small Business completing the Capabilities Survey. Do not place any information you do not want publicized

Video Links

Understanding the Small Business Advantage


From Primes to Aeronautical Agencies, how to engage

How to complete survey for best results. small Business Federal Agency Story

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Deep dive on Capabilities and Matchmaking Prep.

Will be posted here and sent to registered email addresses.

Every 2nd Friday is our Aeronautical Agency Primes Lunch & Learn online.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.