Federal Programs to Fund Innovative Small Businesses

Date 04/18/18 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Location 200 Tech Center Building, Innovation Park, Conference Room 243 (upstairs)
Contact Lauren Hiebler
Contact Email lmh5439@psu.edu


Presented by Andrea Johanson, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consultant And

Kelly Wylam, Director
Innovation Partnerships (PA’s SBIR/STTR Assistance Program)

RSVP to Lauren Hiebler @ lmh5439@psu.edu There is no charge to attend this session; however, space is limited.

Why Should You Attend?

The government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs make over $2.5 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive (i.e. free) capital available to innovative small companies annually. The process is complex with a steep learning curve, but the impact of receiving $millions is worth the effort. Information covered will include:

• An overview of what the SBIR/STTR programs fund

  • Eligibility requirements

  • How SBIR and STTR differ

  • How to select which of the 11 participating agencies is right for your technology

  • Key components of a competitive proposal

• Innovation Partnership’s (IPart) Proposal Assistance Programs

The program is designed to help attendees decide if SBIR/STTR funding is something they would like to seriously pursue.

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