The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Federal and State Program Managers representing the $2.5 billion in early stage funding have been invited to attend a series of events alongside technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across the United States.
Individual program managers from 11 participating agencies representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding will at the St. Louis stop where attendees will get the coveted local opportunity to hear directly from federal agency program managers, and meet one-on-one with program decision makers.
Participants will have 15-30 minutes with a project manager from a specific agency to discuss their submission and ask questions. Registration and one-on-one meetings require separate sign-ups. You will be notified in advance of your meeting times. On the day of the event, if there are any open slots, participants may sign up for them in the morning.
Please note that there is a group resgistration option and reduced per person price for groups of 2 or more from the same organization or company.
$25 Individuals / $20 per person for groups 2 or more
Agencies on-site will include: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense – Navy, Department of Defense - Air Force, Department of Defense - Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
CET is proud to be hosting the SBIR/STTR Road Tour in partnership with BioSTL, Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at SIUE, MO PTAC St. Charles, Eastern Region, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, St. Louis Regional Chamber, St. Louis SBTDC/St. Louis Minority Business Council, Technology Entrepreneur Center/T-REX and Missouri S&T Technology Transfer & Economic Development.