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SBIR/STTR Grant Opportunities and Writing – Register by April 26, 2013!

TEN announcementEach year, 11 federal agencies set aside more than $2 billion to fund research and development at small businesses, through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Federal agencies issue solicitations to small companies, including start-ups, for proposals on specific research and product development.

Come to this seminar to learn how you can apply for SBIR and STTR grants to fund your research and new product development. Free to qualified small

Register for one or both sessions by Friday, April 26, 2013Call HTR’s Mike Riedlinger at 585.413.9061 or send him an e-mail.

What You Will Learn in SBIR Basics (morning session – 9:00 am to noon)
For any small business engaged in technology research and development

  • Overview of SBIR and STTR programs
  • How entrepreneurs, small businesses and academic researchers can tap into these funds
  • Meet area SBIR & STTR award winners that will share their experiences and proposal tips

What You Will Do in the Grant Writing Workshop (afternoon session 1:00 – 4:00 pm – bring a lap top or iPad)
For small businesses in the optics industry and others seeking and ready to write NSF SBIR grants

  • Search for open NSF grant topics
  • Outline a grant proposal
  • Enroll in the government’s system for grant submissions

Who Should Attend:

  • Entrepreneurs seeking to start a technology business
  • University researchers commercializing their technology
  • Phase I award winners planning a Phase II proposal
  • Past Phase I applicants who have not yet won an award

SBIR proposals are two times more likely to be funded when small businesses partner with a university or research institution. Meet technology commercialization and tech transfer officials from area universities and research institutions that partner with entrepreneurs and small businesses on these proposals.  

 Presenters at this seminar include:

  • NSF Grant Recipient – Victoria Van Voorhis, Second Avenue Software
  • Cindy Gary, University of Rochester
  • Mike Riedlinger, High Tech Rochester
  • Jean Kase, PTAC
  • Jack McGowan, Insyte Consulting
  • Drake Thomas, SBDC

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