SBIR Road Tour - Huntinton, WV

June 21 / 7:30 AM - 3:45 PM EDT
06/21/18 7:30 AM 06/21/18 3:45 PM America/New_York SBIR Road Tour - Huntinton, WV United States

Register Soon! The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Huntington, West Virginia, June 21, 2018. The Road Tour provides small businesses and researchers the opportunity to learn firsthand about America’s largest seed fund, which awards billions of dollars each year.

What is America’s Largest Seed Fund? Led by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs award more than $2.5 billion annually to small businesses developing groundbreaking, high-risk technologies while taking no equity.

Why is this important? The SBIR and STTR programs have the ability to:

  • Stimulate technological innovation
  • Increase private sector commercialization of federal R&D
  • Provide the stimulus for job creation

Who is attending? Program managers from at least 11 federal agencies will conduct one-on-one meetings with attendees, participate in targeted panel discussions and share how you can use seed capital for early stage R&D with commercial applications, including – but not limited to – unmanned systems, advanced materials, health, cyber security, agriculture, defense and more.

The following federal agencies are scheduled to attend in Huntington, West Virginia, on June 21, 2018:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (National Institutes of Health)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • National Science Foundation
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Missile Defense Agency
  • U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Federal Lab Consortium for Technology Transfer
  • U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command

Who should attend? Technology firms, entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists, manufacturers, students and researchers.

The event is sponsored by Marshall University, the Robert C. Byrd Institute, the Marshall University Research Corporation, the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center in participation with the U.S. Small Business Administration.