6th Annual


A Multistate program hosted by the Kansas Small Business Development Center. 



JUNE 6-9, 2022



  • FUNDING PITCH EVENTS: Opportunity to present your technology/products to DoD tech scouts and Large Primes

  • PARTICIPATE IN MATCHMAKING EVENTS: Your small business chooses whom You want to meet from a list of attendees from across the U.S. that includes contact information and capabilities for possible partnerships and government contracting. 

  • RECEIVE ATTENDEES LIST Including contact info and capabilities 2 weeks before the event (including large primes and current and future needs listing see Northrop Grumman and Honeywell list below).

  • MULTIPLE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES: Hear from and talk with Other Innovators & Resource Partners thru Panel Discussions & deliberate networking opportunities Sunday through Thursday. In addition to the Networking Events, attendees will also have an included opportunity for a "Virtual" Info Booth for other attendees to learn about you and/or your business while at the conference.

  • HEAR DIRECTLY FROM LARGE PRIMES on how to get noticed and how to get on their Preferred Providers List

    • Northrop Grumman, Honeywell, and Others.​​

  • PARTICIPATION NOTE: You do not have to be a Kansas business to participate. Recent EI events have had Innovators and Innovator Partners representing fourteen states.

(2022 Encountering Innovation is a Virtual Only Event)

3 Min Event Overview Video

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