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Registration is open for the SBIR Road Tour happening July 20.

Many UAF researchers have developed products that may be commercially viable. Starting a small business is a way that can help move the innovation to commercialization.

The SBIR Road Tour is a national initiative to promote the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, which provide $2.5 billion annually in funding to small advanced technology firms to spur new technological discoveries and facilitate the commercialization of innovations.

These events provide an exceptional opportunity to meet directly with over 25 program managers from the 12 federal agencies with SBIR/STTR programs.

Through collaborative discussions and networking, the Road Tour is designed to teach you about SBIR opportunities and maximize your chance of being awarded one. The day’s events also will bring together researchers, entrepreneurs and business leaders from around Alaska for strategizing and partnership.

Federal agencies are eager to increase SBIR success in Alaska; come take advantage of this great opportunity. Program managers from the following agencies will be present: DARPA, USDA, DOD Missile Defense Agency, Navy, NIH, DHS, NASA, and NSF.