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UA Tech Park - Event Center

9030 South Rita Road

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Tucson, AZ 85747

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America’s Largest Seed Fund is Coming to Tucson, Arizona!

If you're an Innovator, Entrepreneur, Researcher, or Small Technology Firm, don't miss this opportunity! Gain an in-depth understanding of agency technology funding priorities, meet one-on-one with high-level decision makers and connect with local support resources.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched a 16-stop road tour across the U.S. to connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding – the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Also known as America’s Largest Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs focus on next-generation research & development (R&D) and is led by the SBA with 11 participating federal agencies.

Every SBIR Road Tour stop represents a coveted opportunity to meet directly with Federal and State Program Managers who seed a wide spectrum of innovative ideas, while learning about the state’s innovation support infrastructure.

The SBIR/STTR programs provide over $3 billion in early stage funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas such as unmanned systems, advanced materials, health, cybersecurity and defense. The SBIR/STTR programs execute over 5,000 new awards annually, which allow innovators to advance new technologies and have contributed to the creation of thousands of jobs.


Agenda Highlights Include:

  • One-on-One meetings with Federal Program Managers
  • Reverse Pitches from Federal Agencies
  • Personalized Assistance & Resources
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Networking Mixer


Confirmed agencies for the Southwest Tour are:

  • Air Force (USAF)
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Defense - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Department of Defense - Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
  • Department of Defense - Navy
  • Department of Defense - Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
  • Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)


Cost:

Early Bird: $50 (ends 7/28)

Regular: $60 ( 7/29 - 8/11)

At the Door: $80

**Lunch and refreshments provided

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UA Tech Park - Event Center

9030 South Rita Road

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Tucson, AZ 85747

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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