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2017 SBIR/STTR Summit in Tucson Open for Registration

Arizona Center for Innovation
February 14, 2017

2017 SBIR/STTR Arizona Regional Summit for Technology Innovators, Entrepreneurs and University Researchers

Is your tech company a candidate for federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) SBIR/STTR programs? The two programs award over $2.6 billion in high risk R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses. The process is complex but the impact of receiving millions in non-dilutive funding is worth the effort! SBIR and STTR soften the access to capital barriers, and through connecting small firms with key institutions and organizations within state and regional Innovation Ecosystems, technologist can more quickly and efficiently diffuse their innovations.

Get the help you need to plan your strategies, build your teams and have success.

Attend this two-day event to learn from those who have been through the process and hear directly from representatives of these agencies: DARPA, Air Force, Navy, NOAA and NASA.


Day One: March 23, $80 per participant.

Small businesses as well as university faculty and researchers will learn about federal SBIR and STTR programs from representatives from Federal agencies and small businesses that have had success in such collaborations. Winning awards in these highly competitive federal programs requires strategic proposals and a thorough understanding of funding agency goals. Representatives from various agencies will be in attendance, including DARPA, Air Force, Navy, NOAA and NASA *. Learn about local resources available to support your proposal.


Day Two: March 24, One-on-One Agency Meeting Opportunities, Requires Day One participation to be eligible.

Experience individual meetings with the program representatives how your technology or research fits a need. Attendees to Day One have the opportunity to apply for a one-on-one meeting with representatives from agencies to take place on Day Two. While slots are limited and not every applicant may be granted a meeting, you must attend Day One to be eligible to request one of these exclusive one-on-one opportunities.

Attend specific training sessions while you wait for your one-on-one meeting or to meet your current needs: Getting started on SAM; What is a Quad Chart anyway; Resources for next steps.


Day One and Two

Connect to the resources available to support you through the process. A showcase of SBIR/STTR programs and exhibitors will include but not be limited to small business consultants, grant writers and reviewers, legal resources, accounting services and workforce development providers.

Register today! https://azci_sbir2017_tucson.eventbrite.com

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