P&G have the final decision re. who is invited:
For every inknowvation@work event, we go to considerable trouble to winnow down to that population of 200-300 SBIR-involved firms which our system data suggests have the relevant skill sets to tackle some part of the particular Tech Seeker areas of interest.
Given our extensive role as a trusted intermediary, we always have a fair amount of influence in getting invitation to firms which may not be on the working list close to event and that we think really should be at-event. However, in the final analysis it is P&G personnel who make the call re. with whom they wish to meet. Bear that in mind as you come onto the site and prepare your submission materials. Also note that on these occasions, last minute additions to the invite list are rare. On these occasions, the final listing is usually closed 2-3 weeks pre-event. We know you have other demands on your time - but be careful not to lose out by not getting into the system in timely manner.