The Small Business Administration’s SBIR Road Tour will be stopping in Des Moines on May 22, 2019.
The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort, in partnership with the Iowa Innovation Corportion, to connect small Iowa technology-based businesses with representatives from:
- U.S. Air Force (USAF)
- Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA – ARS)
- Department of Energy (DOE)
- Department of Energy – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DOE – EERE)
- Department of Defense – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
- Department of Defense – Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
- Department of Defense – Navy (DON)
- Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
- Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- National Cancer Institute
- National Institute on Aging
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
- Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)
Meet Program Managers
Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings directly with Federal Program Managers who fund a wide spectrum of innovative ideas, while learning about Iowa’s local innovation support infrastructure.
The afternoon program consists of a success panel Q&A with local entrepreneurs who’ve been awarded SBIR/STTR Phase I & Phase II funding.
CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Representatives from PTAC will also be at the event to meet with attendees. PTAC helps Iowa businesses identify, compete for and win government contracts. For more info – click here.
May Coaching Webinar
Early RSVPs will receive an important pre-event coaching webinar on May 8. We’ll cover key strategies to make the MOST impact during your one-on-one meetings with federal grant program managers.
The Road Tour event is free, however pre-registration is required and places are strictly limited.