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Learn How to Tap into over 1.5 Billion in Federal Dollars, exclusively targeted for Entrepreneurial Small Businesses like yours! Take advantage of this National Small Business Innovation Research Conference, a one stop shopping opportunity to meet, network and learn from experts all across the Nation!
Small businesses can learn about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program….how to apply for, and what it takes to win, some of the $1.5+billion in U.S. Government R&D investments at the October 28-31, 2002 National SBIR/STTR Conference in Burlington, VT. The SBIR program funds high-risk projects at the earliest stages of development - before companies can attract venture capital - and works with you through that development and on into the actual commercialization of your product!
If you've never attended one of the SBIR/STTR Conferences before, you will be introduced to the "whole picture" so that you know where you're headed……Commercialization! Because the SBIR/STTR program is meant to help small businesses from start (concept and R&D) to finish (commercialization), we've included sessions introducing the program, the players and the basics you need to know PLUS the "who" and how you can partner with others to help you and your company successfully advance to Phase III.
If you've attended other SBIR/STTR Conferences, you will quickly see that this program is unlike any you've seen before! Current and critical topics areas will be offered through multiple sessions focusing on commercialization, partnerships and specific topics.
This National Conference is structured to address the very heart of the SBIR/STTR Program - COMMERCIALIZATION! Successful SBIR/STTR ventures not only create successful companies, they create JOBS. Jobs in your area, jobs in your state, jobs in your country! More and more large corporations are outsourcing and looking for the innovative help provided by smaller companies. How do you tap into this network? How do you move from idea to product? How can you work with universities? This fall's conference program has been developed with that total journey in mind!