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SBIR/STTR Introduction Webinar

Join Iowa Innovation Corporation in an Introduction to America’s Seed Fund Webinar. We will discuss The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Learn the eligibility requirements on how to obtain Federal funding using local resources.

The federal government sets aside more than $2 Billion annually to fund the early-stage development of new high-tech ideas being pursued by the nation’s most-innovative small firms. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs are focused on funding high-risk, high-payoff projects that have significant commercial potential.
The “Phase I” and “Phase II” funding mechanisms of the SBIR/STTR programs are focused on providing the up-front funding needed for pursuing innovative R&D. This is the kind of high-risk money that the private sector seldom provides for the pursuit of new ideas.

This unique federal funding opportunity is competitive and complex. It is important for potential applicants to understand the basics of SBIR/STTR funding programs and the varied opportunities offered by the 11 participating federal agencies. This two-hour basic introduction and Q&A session will be a high-level overview of these important programs that fund early-stage R&D projects for small businesses, and this session will set the stage for follow-on training sessions designed to help prepare participants to compete effectively in the programs. This unique, “live” online session provides specific information about how the programs work and how the various agencies use the SBIR/STTR programs to suit their own missions and agendas—including what kinds of technologies are being funded. The key concept of “grants vs. contracts” will be introduced, along with key differences among agencies. This will lead directly into additional webinars and workshops—all of which are sponsored by the Iowa Innovation Corporation (IIC) and state SBIR/STTR coordinator, Anne Price. Contact: anne@iicorp.com.