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Posted on August 15, 2022 in Department Latest News, Newsroom

HONOLULU – Pacific Tech 2022 (formerly known as the Hawaii SBIR Conference) takes place in Honolulu. This updated biannual event brings together technology and engineering organizations/companies from the Pacific region with government customers, investors, prime contractors, federal SBIR/STTR program representatives, and other supporting government agencies. Innovative technology companies will have the opportunity to meet with customers/prospects and learn about America’s Seed Fund (SBIR/STTR programs), as well as how they can best use new funding and technology commercialization opportunities.

The Hawai’i Convention Center is hosting this year’s conference from October 24-26, 2022. More than 150 attendees are expected from across the Pacific and West Coast regions, as well as representatives from federal agencies.

This year’s main sponsor is Decisive Point, a venture capital firm that invests in technological innovations for security, health, energy and infrastructure. Decisive Point’s mission is to solve hard problems that matter, supporting mission-driven startups and amplifying publicly funded R&D investments.

This is a unique opportunity for technology and engineering companies in the Pacific Region, especially small businesses, to provide new and innovative technology solutions to government challenges they cannot solve in-house. Hawai’i’s geographic location makes it a critical part of US military strategic operations, as well as the ever-expanding military presence in the islands, providing opportunities for the public and various branches of the military to discuss partnerships.

This event will feature speakers from government entities looking for new solutions, prime contractors in need of subcontractors, and new funders looking to increase the speed of solving government problems with small business solutions. Speakers include Dr. George Kailiwai III, Director, Requirements and Resources (J8), Headquarters, US Indo-Pacific Command (HQ USINDOPACOM), Dr. Martin Lindsey, USINDOPACOM Science and Technology Advisor, science advisors and SBIR program managers for various federal agencies.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Technology and pitching events
  • Informative sessions
  • Discussion tables
  • Network reception

For more information about the upcoming conference and to register, visit the website at:


Contact with the media:

Charlene Chan
Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
(808) 824-0134
[email protected]

Cindy Matsuki

Hawaii Development and Technology Corporation

(808) 539-3621

[email protected]


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