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SBIR Road Tour
June 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
America’s Largest Seed Fund is coming to Pittsburgh!
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The SBIR Road Tour stops at the William Pitt Union on June 19th.
Program managers from 11 agencies representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding, alongside tech entrepreneurs and PA innovation ecosystem members, will participate in this one-day event.
Learn all about the funding opportunities available through the SBIR/STTR programs, as well as resources available right here in Pennsylvania.
Each attendee will have the rare opportunity to meet directly with decision-makers who seed a wide spectrum of innovative ideas, while learning about state sponsored innovation support infrastructure.
Upon registration, you’ll have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings with SBIR/STTR Program Managers from the following agencies:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Department of Defense – Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
Department of Defense – Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
Department of Defense – Navy
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Date and Time
Tue, June 19, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
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The William Pitt Union
3959 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
7:30am: Registration/Light Breakfast
8:15-8:45am: SBIR/STTR Overview*
8:45-9:45am: Federal Agency Reverse Pitches
9:45am-12:30pm: Panel Sessions
Grant Opportunities for a Public Purpose
Staying on Track: Aligning Your Company for Success in the DoD
Inside the Head of an Evaluator: Common Mistakes
1:30-4:30pm: Afternoon program
Using SBIR to Seed-Fund Your Innovative Ideas
SBIR Success Stories Panel
Q&A with SBIR Application Reviewers
Local and state resources for technology firms and entrepreneurs
Speed Networking for small businesses, innovators, researchers, and emerging companies
* One-on-one meetings will run concurrently with morning programming from 8:00am-12:30pm. You will be emailed a link from the SBIR program to sign up for individual meetings after you register.
What are the SBIR and the SBIR Road Tour?
Each year, federal agencies award $2.5 billion in funding to small research and development firms through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program.
The SBIR/STTR programs are coordinated by the SBA and were created to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy. Funding takes the form of contracts or grants and the awardee projects must have the potential for commercialization while meeting specific U.S. Government R&D requirements.
The SBIR Road Tour was set up to convey this funding opportunity to small businesses and technology entrepreneurs across the country and to increase SBIR/STTR submissions in underrepresented areas.
Who is the SBIR Road Tour for?
The event is open to small businesses, innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and technology firms. The SBIR/STTR programs fund a wide variety of technology areas including unmanned systems, advanced materials, health, cyber security, defense, and more. Women- and minority-owned businesses are especially encouraged to attend.
You can read SBIR/STTR success stories here.
When can I schedule my one-on-one meetings?
You will be emailed a link to sign up for one-on-one meetings after you register. Each registrant is guranteed three meetings with program managers; additional meetings may be scheduled based on availability. Two weeks before the event, you’ll be contacted about agency meeting preparation.
Registration gives you full access to the event, which includes agency one-on-one meetings, panel presentations, breakfast and lunch, and programming on best practices for accessing the SBIR/STTR programs.
Register early to guarantee your one-on-one spot. They will fill up quickly!
The 2018 SBIR Road Tour: Pittsburgh is hosted by the InnovationPartnership (IPart) Pennsylvania’s premiere, statewide SBIR/STTR assistance program, in partnership with Innovation Works (BFTP of Southwestern PA), CMU Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Duquesne University SBDC, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute, and University of Pittsburgh SBDC.
For questions about the Pittsburgh SBIR Road Tour, please contact SBIR@knownconsulting.com.
- June 19, 2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Networking, Educational, Partnered Events
- InnovationPartnership (IPart)
- The William Pitt Union
3959 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 + Google Map