What is the SBIR?
According to the Navy SBIR website: “ The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is a highly competitive three-phase award system which provides qualified small business concerns with opportunities to propose innovative ideas that meet the specific research and development needs of the Federal Government.
The Phase I is typically a study phase to evaluate the scientific merit of the idea and or perform small scale testing.
The Phase II is typically a demonstration phase in which prototypes are built and tested.”
Companies generally garner $100,000 in funds in Phase I and $750,000 in funds in Phase 2.
America’s Largest Seed Fund is Coming to a City Near You.
The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Over the course of this year (2016), individual program managers from the 11 participating agencies representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding will embark on a multiple state road tour, participating in a series of events alongside technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across the United States.
If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity.
Every SBIR Road Tour stop provides an in-depth understanding of agency technology funding priorities, a review of state innovation support resources, and one-on-one meetings with high level decision makers.
Dates and Locations!
2016 Gulf Coast SBIR/STTR Conference
New Orleans, LA – April 4 – 6, 2016
South East SBIR Road Tour
Little Rock, AR – Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Nashville, TN – Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Atlanta, GA – Thursday, April 21, 2016
Greenville, SC – Friday, April 22, 2016
National SBIR Conference
Washington, DC – May 23 -25, 2016
West Central SBIR Road Tour
Laramie, WY – Monday, June 27, 2016
Omaha, NE – Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Wichita, KS – Thursday, June 30, 2016
Oklahoma City, OK – Friday, July 1, 2016
Midwest SBIR Road Tour
Grand Forks, ND – Monday, August 15, 2016
Sioux Falls, SD – Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Ames, IA – Wednesday, August 17, 2016
St. Louis, MO – Thursday, August 18, 2016
Indianapolis, IN – Friday, August 19, 2016
Standalone SBIR Road Tour Stops
Morgantown, WV – Dates Coming Soon
San Juan, PR – Dates Coming Soon
Anchorage, AK – Dates Coming Soon
New England Regional SBIR Conference
Boston, MA – Dates Coming Soon
West National SBIR Conference
Mountain View, CA – Dates Coming Soon
Learn More by Visiting, www.sbirroadtour.com
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