SBIR/STTR Training and Workshops

Attention Corvallis! Learn about SBIR/STTR R&D Funding for Startups

April 19th , 2018 
5:30p - 7:00p
Location: Corvallis Foundry (formerly: Hatch Innovation) 

Calling all inventors and technology entrepreneurs! Do you need funding for research and development of highly innovative new technology products?

The federal SBIR/STTR programs annually provide $2.5 billion in funding to small businesses that have innovations and technologies with commercial potential. Leon Wolf, experienced grant writer and SBIR/STTR specialist, will provide an informational presentation on the basics of the SBIR/STTR program, how to decide if its right for your business, and will give advice and resources to help you in the next steps in finding a funding opportunity and preparing a proposal. 

Speaker: Leon Wolf, SBIR/STTR Support Center Manager, Oregon BEST 

Registration: $10
*fee goes to support venue, food, and beverage costs

To register Click Here!

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.

SAVE THE DATES 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 Location TBD

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.  

Registration to open mid May. One-on-one meetings will be scheduled following registration.

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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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