SBA National SBIR Road Tour to Stop at the Ohio State University

Opportunities for Small Business Innovation & Technology Funding
Release Date: 
Monday, June 18, 2018
Release Number: 
06-01-2018
Advisory Date: 
Monday, June 18, 2018
Advisory Number: 
06-01-2018
Contact: 
Brooke Betit, brooke.betit@sba.gov, 614-469-6860

Columbus – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National SBIR Road Tour is coming to the Ohio State University on June 20, giving small businesses an opportunity to learn firsthand about America’s largest seed fund.

The 18-state road tour strives to connect innovators, entrepreneurs, technology firms and researchers with next generation Research and Development ideas to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which jointly provide $2.5 billion in funding annually.

WHAT: SBA National SBIR Road Tour; a day-long event that will include panel discussions, networking and meeting with individual program managers from participating government agencies.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

               7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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WHERE: The Ohio State University’s Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

WHO: SBA and SBIR/STTR program managers from 11 federal agencies seeking small, high-tech businesses to research, design, develop and test new ideas related to federal government priorities. 

WHY: The SBIR Road Tour plays an important role in increasing engagement with entrepreneurial ecosystems across the country and building out a greater network to support the creation of small businesses focusing on high-impact research. The SBIR Road Tour also advances several goals of the SBIR/STTR programs, including outreach to increase the participation by women, individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged, as well as small business owners who reside in underrepresented states.