SBIR/STTR Training and Workshops

SBIR/STTR Spring Conference

May 13th - 16th , 2018 

SBIR/STTR programs are the nation's largest source of early stage / high risk R&D funding for small business.

At this conference you'll learn how to participate and compete for funding in these two programs that encourage small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) and to commercialize your technological innovations.

REGISTER NOW for the SBIR Road Tours stops in Oregon & Washington

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 Pacific Northwest stops of the SBIR Road Tour are 1-day, live events in Portland on July 17 and Seattle on July 18.  These events provide an exceptional opportunity to meet directly with over 25 program managers from 15 federal agencies with SBIR/STTR programs.  

This is a rare opportunity - the last NW visit for the Road Tour was 2015!   

Oregon BEST is hosting the SBIR Road Tours in partnership with:

Portland State University & Business Oregon (Portland stop) 
WA-Procurement Technical Assistance Center 'PTAC' (Seattle stop)

Note: One-on-one meetings will be scheduled following registration.

To register for the Portland, OR event Click Here              See Agenda

To register for the Seattle, WA event Click Here             See Agenda

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


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The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a competitive program that offers over $2 billion in annual funding to domestic small businesses to engage in Research and Development (R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that offers federal funding for research and development through collaboration with university researchers. To learn more about SBIR/STTR and apply for grant writing assistance, visit Oregon BEST’s SBIR/STTR Support Center.

Apply for SBIR/STTR Support

Oregon BEST offers no-cost assistance to small businesses applying to the federal SBIR/STTR programs for research and development funding. Assistance can include business consultation, technical consultation, and grant writing assistance. Apply now for SBIR/STTR support: 

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