Overview: The workshop is designed to help students understand and gain access to federally provided funding opportunities – specifically related to the SBIR program. Students working on both early or late startups are eligible to apply and should not miss this 101 overview.
About the SBIR Program: The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.
- what agencies are funding work in your area
- what registrations are needed to get started
- best practices in SBIR proposal writing
Speaker bio: Dan Lilly is a SBIR Advisor for the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. The MSBDC Government Sales Advisory Program assists Massachusetts advanced technology and life sciences companies with making successful application(s) for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding. SBIR is the federal government’s grants program targeted to small science and technology-based businesses.
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