The Federal funding programs Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) SBIR/STTR programs provide over $2.6 billion each year for R&D to qualified small businesses. Learn how to navigate the complex process and find fitting opportunities for your inventions or tech business. These grants can provide non-dilutive funding that can bring you both, capital and opens doors.
Learn about these opportunities, talk with experienced companies and connect with networks.
Day 1: March 23, $80 per participant.
Small businesses as well as university faculty and researchers will learn about federal SBIR and STTR programs from representatives from Federal agencies and small businesses that have had success in such collaborations. Winning awards in these highly competitive federal programs requires strategic proposals and a thorough understanding of funding agency goals. Representatives from various agencies will be in attendance, including DARPA, Air Force, Navy, NOAA and NASA. Learn about local resources available to support your proposal.
Day 2: March 24, One-on-One Agency Meeting Opportunities, Requires Day 1 participation to be eligible.
Experience in individual meetings with the program representatives how your technology or research fits a need. Day 1 Atendees have the opportunity to apply for a one-on-one meeting with representatives from agencies to take place on Day 2. While slots are limited and not every applicant may be granted a meeting, you MUST attend Day 1 to be eligible to request one of these exclusive one-on-one opportunities.
Attend specific training sessions while you wait for your one-on-one meeting or to meet your current needs: Getting started on SAM (System for Award Management); What is a Quad Chart anyway; Resources for next steps.
Day 1 and 2
Connect to the resources available to support you through the process. A showcase of SBIR/STTR programs and exhibitors will include but not be limited to small business consultants, grant writers and reviewers, legal resources, accounting services and workforce development providers.