COVID-19 Update. Due current COVID operational environment, the beginning of government travel restrictions and the commitment of all co-hosts to provide a valuable, impactful and safe event the in-person MBB Symposium is postponed until June 8-9, 2022.

A no-cost, virtual Symposium will be held Sept 29-30, 2021.



WHEN.  September 29-30, 2021, Virtually

WHERE.  A virtual platform will be utilized.  Log-in credentials will be provided to all registered participants prior to the event.

ABOUT. For detailed session descriptions, visit: https://mbb.ncmbc.us/session-summaries-2/
Medical Support to the Warfighter, will connect businesses in North Carolina with military and other federal agencies that require or purchase medical supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, medical information technology and medical services.  Representatives from the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services, their prime vendors and major contractors – from national commands and from bases, commands and facilities in North Carolina – will highlight current technology or resource gaps and needs, future requirements and procurement processes to supply military and federal medical facilities and agencies.  All medical-related businesses in North Carolina – large or small, prime contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers and service providers – will benefit from briefings on military requirements, procurement processes and supplier qualifications, from informal networking with buyers and users, and from exhibiting or viewing demonstrations of the latest medical technologies designed to support America’s warfighters.

The Biomedical and Biodefense Support to the Warfighter portion of this conference will include sessions on Innovations in Prolonged Field Care, Infectious Disease and future Pandemic Preparedness, and a discussion of efforts to optimize military Human Performance to improve the readiness of service members.

HPO Advanced Technology Showcase (HPO ATS).  The Department of Defense (DoD) continues to seek ways to improve Service members’ physical, cognitive and emotional health and performance. Effective human performance optimization (HPO) demands improvements in and ways to integrate multiple disciplines--cognitive performance, physical performance, nutrition, psychological health and performance and recovery--in context-specific environments. The DoD is interested in ways to improve all components of HPO including data driven solutions that can interface with physical infrastructure, increase HPO data streams, and aggregate previously siloed data into actionable information that can inform and improve the efficiency of training programs and Service member health and performance for the duration of their careers.

As part of the MBB Symposium, the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH) and the NC Center for Optimizing Military Performance (NC-COMP) will conduct an HPO Advanced Technology Showcase.  DEFTECH will release a “Request for Technologies – RFT” addressing a broad range of HPO R&D areas.  Submissions consist of a formatted quad chart and a one-page info paper that will be assessed by a team of government experts and 6-8 will be selected to present.  Selected companies will be given time to “pitch” (think shark tank) its technologies and how they contribute to optimizing human health and performance.  The value of this session is to get one-on-one and collective government feedback, suggestions and connections that will help improve your solution and better position it for potential government and or commercial contracts.  To be clear, no government contracting or funding will directly result from these pitches.  Those not chosen to present will have their quad chart submission included in an HPO-ATS booklet that will be distributed to government subject matter experts.  Of course, all are invited and encouraged to register, attend and take advantage of this “one-stop shop” to learn and connect with government and industry Human Performance experts.