The 2020 SBIR Weeks are virtual events and part of a national outreach effort connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide more than $3.7 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas.
Each virtual event, hosted by a local organization, will provide registrants with an opportunity to hear directly from the participating federal agency program managers that administer more than 5,500 new awards annually and to meet one-on-one with program decision makers.
The Rockies kick off the 2020 Virtual SBIR Weeks from August 10 - 14. Agencies in Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming will be involved. See the registration link for more information on each state's program.
SBIR Week in the Southeast will be held from September 14 - 18. Agencies in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia will be involved.
SBIR Week in the Midwest will be held from October 19 - 23. Agencies in Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana will be involved.
SBIR Week in the South will be held from November 2- 6. Agencies in Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas will be involved.