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Fund Your Ideas for Innovation: SBIR/STTR Grant Opportunity Seminar

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Learn How to Access Over $2 Billion in SBIR/STTR Grant Opportunities

Each year, eleven federal agencies set aside more than $2 billion to fund research and development at small businesses, through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Federal agencies issue solicitations to small companies, including start-ups, for proposals on specific research and product development. Up to $1,150,000 per project are available to firms with up to 500 employees. Register for our 12/12/16 seminar to learn how you can apply for SBIR and STTR grants, in order to fund your ideas for innovation in research and new product development.

What You Will Learn:

  • Overview of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs
  • How small business manufacturers and entrepreneurs can tap into over $2B in federal funding for grants and contracts to develop innovative products and services

*Please note that SBIR proposals are twice as likely to be funded when small businesses partner with a university or research institution*

Who Should Attend:

  • Manufacturers developing innovative new products
  • Entrepreneurs seeking to start a technology business
  • University researchers developing their technology with small business partners
  • Phase I award winners planning a Phase II proposal
  • Past Phase I applicants who have not yet won an award


  • American-owned & independently-operated for-profit business
  • Principal researcher must be employed by business
  • Company size: under 500 employees

Seminar Lead instructor:

Marcie Sonneborn will lead this important workshop. An SBIR/STTR specialist based in Central New York’s Technology Development Organization, Marcie conducts workshops around New York State for companies interested in federal technology programs and also provides one-on-one assistance to companies and entrepreneurs to help them to coordinate the proposal preparation process.


$25 seminar fee includes breakfast and all materials.  Click here to register.

Brought to you by:


Central New York Technology Development Organization


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