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SBIR Road Tour Stops in Oregon & Washington

Jul 17 to Jul 18, 2018


Portland - July 17th, 2018 (8a-3p) at Portland State University (Smith Memorial Union Building, #355)
Seattle - July 18th, 2018 (8a-3p) at The Westin Seattle - downtown

The SBIR Road Tour is a national initiative to promote the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which provide $2.5 billion annually in funding to small advanced technology firms to spur new technological discoveries and facilitate the commercialization of innovations.  The NW stops of the SBIR Road Tour will be 1-day live events located in downtown Portland on July 17 and Seattle on July 18.  These events provide an exceptional opportunity to meet directly with over 25 program managers from the 12 Federal agencies with SBIR/STTR programs.  

This is a rare opportunity - the last NW visit for the Road Tour was 2015!   Oregon BEST is the lead Host for both Portland and Seattle events.  

One-on-one meetings with Program Managers will be scheduled following registration.

To register for the Portland, OR event Click Here

Registration for the Seattle, WA event Click Here

For more information about this National event, Click Here

Volunteer Opportunity! We do have a few volunteer opportunities for those who are interested. Contact Tricia with Oregon BEST at tricia.clemans@oregonbest.org

Event Category: Workshops, Trainings & Lectures

Biochar 2018

Aug 20 to Aug 23, 2018

Wilmington, Delaware, Chase Center on the Riverfront

"The Carbon Link in Watershed Ecosystem Services"

USBI Biochar 2018 is the largest event in North America dedicated to advancing the sustainable production and use of biochar through scientific and engineering research, policy development, field practice, and technology transfer. Attendees can expect to:

  • Learn about ground breaking scientific research and technologies
  • Discover the benefits that biochar can provide
  • Hear from biochar experts about ways to restore and remediate our watersheds
  • Connect with leading biochar businesses, producers and distributors

Calendars from Our Regional Partners


Every Month

Pitch Club PDX

2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice pitching and get feedback.

Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment to give participants a better understanding of what investors are looking for. Participating entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to role-play as investors evaluating other entrepreneurs.