National SBIR Week starts Monday July 19! Connect with Funding Agencies!

Join SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman for welcome remarks on July 19. The 2021 National SBIR Week is a virtual outreach effort connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies and the organizations that support them to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the SBIR/STTR programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide over $4 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas.

National SBIR Week will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear directly from the participating federal agency program managers that administer over 7,000 new awards annually and to meet virtually one-on-one with program decision makers. If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity! Register for the free, online event.

Hear about Partnerships at the MBDA InVision Tour on July 21

SBIR Week will feature complementary events from organizations involved in supporting entrepreneurs across the country including the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC). The MBDA InVision Tour empowers minority entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to the marketplace. Tune in Wednesday July 21 to catch a variety of speakers and presentations dedicated to spearheading inclusive innovation. Register for the InVision Tour!

Dept of Energy Offers SBIR/STTR Phase I Assistance for First-Time Applicants

The DOE offers a free Phase 0 application assistance program to a limited number of first-time DOE SBIR/STTR Phase I applicants. The Phase 0 program was created to increase participation by Women-owned and Socially and Economically Disadvantaged small businesses, and small businesses from under-represented states. Watch the informational webinar or take this online survey to determine your Phase 0 eligibility. Admittance is first-come-first-serve for qualified applicants.

Information Courtesy of the SBA Office of Innovation & Technology