Researchers who have created innovations with commercial potential — and those who will in the future — have an opportunity next week to learn all about funding and other assistance available to help them commercialize their work and get it into the marketplace.
The Office of Technology Transfer will hold a workshop titled, “SBIR/STTR: Funding your Innovation,” on the federal SBIR/STTR program on Thursday, October 7, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the Fort IRC, Room 410. Speakers will include two SBIR/STTR specialists from the Small Business and Technology Development Center. Registration is online at www.sbtdc.org/events/sbir/workshops2010/index.html#register. Details are in the PDF below.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program are competitive programs created to ensure that small, high-tech, innovative businesses are a significant part of federal research and development efforts. Eleven federal departments participate in the SBIR program; five departments participate in the STTR program awarding $2.5 billion to small high-tech businesses. The programs are run by the Small Business Administration. The NSF administers the SBIR.GOV site on behalf of the federal government.