The National SBIR Road Tour
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National SBIR Road Tour is coming to New Haven, Connecticut on Tuesday August 21, 2018, giving small businesses the coveted opportunity to learn firsthand about America’s largest seed fund. SBA leads the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, where the Federal Government awards over $2.5 billion annually to small businesses developing groundbreaking, high-risk technologies while taking no equity.
The day-long program will be hosted by Connecticut Innovations and CTNext, Connecticut’s go-to resource for entrepreneurial support and growth. Program managers from more than 11 federal agencies will conduct one-on-one meetings with attendees, participate in targeted panels, and share insights into how their agencies make funding decisions. The SBIR/STTR programs fund a wide variety of technology areas, including unmanned systems, advanced materials, health, cybersecurity, defense and more.