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SBIR Road Tour – South Dakota
May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Every year, the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, NASA, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and other government agencies fund small technology-based businesses with more than $2.5B through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
The SBIR and STTR programs provide non-dilutive funding to support research, product development, and commercialization of new technologies. SBIR and STTR funding is not a loan and never needs to be repaid. The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort, in partnership with the Tom Love Innovation Hub’s Oklahoma Catalyst Programs, to connect small businesses with representatives from each of these government agencies to engage small tech companies, including women and minority-owned research and development businesses, in Oklahoma. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet directly with Federal Program Managers who fund a wide spectrum of innovative ideas while learning about Oklahoma’s local innovation support infrastructure.
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