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Small Business Innovation Research /Small Business Technology Transfer 101 and DOD Program Overview, Lansing
The government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs make over $3 billion in high-risk, nondilutive (e.g., free) capital available annually to innovative small companies. The process is complex, but the impact of receiving millions of dollars in funding is worth the effort. This Lunch & Learn program will provide basic information about the two programs including eligibility and ownership requirements, how SBIR and STTR differ and selecting the right agency for your technology. Then it will focus on the Department of Defense SBIR/STTR programs with an overview of DOD components and how its programs differ, finding a topic for your project, the importance of contacting the technical point of contact and how to influence future topics. Attendees may also find out about the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Fund and how it can coach participants through development of a competitive, compelling proposal. Training is at the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, 500 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 200, in the second-floor board room.