SBIR / STTR Grant Funding Workshop
5/21/2013, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Vanderbilt University Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization (CTTC), in partnership with LaunchTennessee, will host an SBIR / STTR Workshop, Tuesday, May 21 from 9:30 am to noon at Vanderbilt School of Engineering, in Stevenson 5326.
PURPOSE: Create awareness among faculty and students of the funding available from the various federal agencies for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs and discuss key issues with attracting the grant.
SBIR / STTR PROGRAM: The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a competitive but growing program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in 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.
Presenter: Mark H. Henry, Founder of Grow Emerging Companies LLC, is a nationally known expert in the $2.5 billion federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Mark has over 30 years of experience in helping innovative small firms across the country win hundreds of seed-level SBIR/STTR government R&D grants and contracts—early-stage, non-dilutive awards totaling some $500 million.
Rigved Joshi, Manager – New Ventures, Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization, email@example.com