Alabama’s small technology firms and innovators are invited to attend the SBIR Road Tour, coming to Huntsville on April 17. Registration is open. $75.
The Alabama SBDC Network and Alabama PTAC are eager to promote this unique opportunity to meet directly with Federal and State Program Managers who seed a wide spectrum of innovative ideas, while learning about state sponsored innovation support infrastructure.
- 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.
- The SBIR/STTR programs are intended to spur new technological discoveries and facilitate the commercialization of innovations. Together they represent America’s Largest Seed Fund.
- 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.
- The SBIR Road Tour is open to Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Researchers, or Small Technology Firms.
“We are dedicated to supporting America’s entrepreneurs wherever they are. American innovation is not restricted by geographic or cultural boundaries,” SBA Administrator Linda McMahon said. “This tour reflects our commitment to ensuring that these innovators are aware of the resources that can help them turn a big idea into another great American innovation story.”
“The Alabama SBDC Network, an SBA Resource Partner, has worked with Alabama’s entrepreneurs and innovators since 1980,” says Bill Cummins, Executive State Director of the Alabama SBDC Network. “We recognize the unique opportunity presented by the SBIR Road Tour, and look forward to seeing many of our small business clients at Alabama A&M University on April 17.”
Edward J. Bond Engineering Building, 2nd Floor Auditorium
4900 Meridian St North, Huntsville, AL 35811