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SBIR/STTR Programs Summit

May 24, 2021 10:00 AM to May 24, 2021 1:00 PM (ET)
Contact Name
Jutta Bangs
Contact Phone
(865) 483-0623


Expanding Research Capacities Through University Partnerships

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are the nation's largest source of early stage, high-risk research and development funding for small businesses.

These programs provide more than $3.5 billion annually in competitive awards, enabling entrepreneurs to develop new technologies and ultimately facilitate the commercialization of innovation.

Attend this event to learn tips for working with universities in a research context under the SBIR/STTR Program.


Understanding the differences between SBIR vs. STTIR
How to leverage research capabilities with University & Federal partners
Tips regarding what government agencies are looking for in proposals
Recent federal regulations related to R&D grants and contracts
Hear from the UT Research Foundation how UT startups have used the SBIR system to commercialize technology developed at the University.
Opportunities through Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Tech Transfer program and other ways to connect with ORNL.

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