(Maynard, MA) In March, representatives from True North Technologies went to LA for NASA’s 23rd Annual Jet Propulsion Lab High Tech Conference. Every year the conference provides a forum for technologically oriented small businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, and service-disabled individuals to discuss subcontract opportunities with major corporations, federal agencies, local government agencies, and JPL’s purchasing and technical communities.
“The beginning of 2011 brings a high emphasis on promoting new opportunities among small businesses,” said Edgar Murillo, High-Tech Conference coordinator and a small business administrator at JPL. “This conference is a great platform for small businesses to become informed about potential opportunities through workshops and networking.”
True North was able to learn how to market to the government and made contacts with companies like Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon, and various branches of the military.
It is estimated there were 1,000 attendees, including nearly 200 prime contractors, as well as various JPL subcontractors and government representatives, participating as exhibitors.
True North Technologies develops and manufactures products for marine, air, and land-based applications with a concentration in electronic compassing. True North is also a Microchip® Consultant specializing in designs utilizing Microchip Technologies’ PIC 16/17/18 micro-controllers. The company was founded in 1993 and is located in historic Clock Tower Place in Maynard, MA, the original home of Digital Equipment Corporation.