SBIR/STTR Funding & Commercialization – Arizona Regional Summit

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

SBIR/STTR Funding & Commercialization – Arizona Regional Summit

Join us March 26, 2019

To LEARN, EXPERIENCE, and CONNECT

Directly with Federal Representatives

The Federal funding programs Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), provide over $2.6 billion each year for R&D to qualified candidates.  Over $41 million went to Arizona-based companies in 2017. These grants can provide non-dilutive funding that can bring both capital and opens doors. 

Learn about these and other funding opportunities, talk with experienced companies and connect with networks in order to navigate the complex process of funding and commercializing your technology.

Winning awards in these highly competitive federal programs requires strategic proposals and a thorough understanding of funding agency goals.

Confirmed Program Managers on-site (sign up early to get your spot for 1-on-1 meeting):

DARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DTRA - Defense Thread Reduction Agency
NIH - National Institutes of Health

Agenda

8:00-8:30 Registration

8:30-4:30 Program

*One-on-one meeting will occur throughout the day and must be prescheduled through registration 

** A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

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LEARN

Do you know about the SBIR/STTR programs and what it takes to participate in this competitive process? Did you know that the state of Arizona has resources and funding available for companies like yours? Do you know if angel and VC funding are viable options for you? Have you considered leveraging pitch-prize money as seed funding? Do you know what it takes to commercialize your product or technology? Learn about different funding options for STEM-focused ventures and how to get your product or service into the hands of customers. Many of these programs provide non-dilutive funding that brings capital and opens doors for development.

EXPERIENCE

Experience how your technology or research fits governmental or commercial needs. Meet individually with on-site SBIR/STTR program managers. Identify how you could receive funding directly from governmental representatives. Hear from entrepreneurs and STEM business owners on how they have successfully navigated and secured funding through this competitive process.

CONNECT

Connect to the resources which will support you throughout the funding and commercialization process. Southern Arizona has a supportive environment with a plethora of resources including: entrepreneurial mentors, small business consultants, grant writers, application reviewers, legal resources, accounting services and workforce development providers.

Confirmed Program Managers on site (sign up early to get your spot for 1-on-1 meeting):

DARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DTRA - Defense Threat Reduction Agency

NIH - National Institutes of Health

UA Tech Park - Event Center
9030 S Rita Rd, Tucson, AZ 85747