Federal funding through the SBIR and STTR programs can be a valuable part of taking your research out of the lab and into the marketplace. This informative session will introduce you to the two programs, which provide $2.6 billion in non-dilutive R&D grants and contracts to small businesses annually. Descriptions of program purposes, eligibility requirements, participating agencies and more will be discussed.
Then learn about Michigan’s wide array of commercialization resources for technology-based companies, which is both remarkable… and a little daunting. Find out what commercialization resources are out there, what each has to offer and how to tap into them!
Presenter: Kristin Burgard, Principal Consultant, Michigan FASTconnect
Snacks and light refreshments will be served.
FASTconnect is funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The program is managed by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting.
Note: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Jayne Berkaw, email@example.com or 734.930.9741.
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Funded by grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, MI FASTconnect is designed to jump-start the commercialization efforts of Michigan’s SBIR and STTR awardees. For more information, visit http://www.mifastconnect.com/ or contact Kristin Burgard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.930.9741. MI FASTconnect is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Admin. and the Michigan Economic Development Corp.