2009 Delaware Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference

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On March 18, 2009 The Delaware Small Business Development Center Network, in partnership with Delaware Economic Development Office and the U.S. Small Business Administration is presenting the 2009 SBIR/STTR Conference at Clayton Hall, University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. It will be held on March 28 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. The cost is $50 which includes lunch.

The conference will provide an opportunity to hear about SBIR/STTR from the Program Managers of the agencies who offer SBIR/STTR grants. Federal agencies including National Institute of Health, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Defense plan to participate in a panel discussion as well as be available to meet one on one during the afternoon session.

Past award winners from local samll companies with experience in SBBIR will provide invaluable tips on what it takes to be successful in the SBIR application process.

Why you can’t miss it:>

• Learn about the $2.2 Billion set aside for the SBIR program this year

• Attend sessions for a comprehensive overview of SBIR and STTR including how to apply Hear tips from local businesses owners who have been susscessful with SBIR on how to apply for and WIN SBIR awards.

• Hear about additional funding options including bridge loans and phase zero financing from EPSCoR and DEDO

Meet one on one with SBIR program managers!

Who should attend:

• entrepreneurs

• researchers

• economic development officials

• business leaders looking to take advantage of SBIR funding opportunities

• elected and appointed public officials interested in learning how they can participate in the growth of a knowledge economy

• venture capital and angel investors

Visit 2link href=’http://www.delawaresbdc.org’target=”_blank”>www.delawaresbdc.org/link to register and for more inofrmation, and /or contact Carla Withers at 302-831-0778 or gary Simon at 302-831-0772, or email at Carla@udel.edu or SimonG@udel.edu.

The Delaware Small Business Development Center Network is supported by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Delaware Economic Development Office. Centers are operated in cooperation with the University of Delaware Office of Economic Innovation and Delaware State University.