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How to Use SBIR/STTR Funding to Commercialize University Research and the Federal Programs that Help (AUTM Annual Meeting 2021)

March 17, 2021 2:00 PM (ET)
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AUTM Annual Meeting 2021, March 15 - 18

In this session, tech transfer leaders will discuss how they helped start-ups access some of the $3.5 billion in annual Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) funding to transition university-based research. You will learn about the SBA funding support they received and the methods they used to help researchers establish companies and win SBIR/STTR funding. Tech transfer and government panelists will provide insights into the many ways universities can be, and have been, involved in the SBIR/STTR programs, and the new Technical and Business Assistance Funding that provides $50,000 per SBIR/STTR Phase II award for costs associated with commercializing. We'll also provide perspectives on leveraging SBIR/STTR through state matching funds and other partnership models.

Moderator: Jennifer Shieh, Chief Scientist and Program Manager, US Small Business Administration


Del Mackey, Senior Economic Development Officer, New Mexico State University 

Heather Metcalf, Director of Research & Constituent Relations, Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)

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