To all W&J students:
If you are interested...
All W&J employees as well as members of the Greater Washington community are invited to attend a free seminar, “Federal Funding for Small Businesses,” in Yost Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The seminar is free, but registration is required by contacting Cathy Uselton at 724-223-6003 or email@example.com.
Attendees will receive:
• An overview of both the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs;
• Basic advice on preparing a proposal to participating agencies;
• Information about valuable resources that can be tapped into in the
pursuit of SBIR or STTR funding.
This seminar will be presented by Jim Greenwood of Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc. (www.g-jgreenwood.com). GCGI began its involvement in the incubator industry in 1984. Currently, GCGI consults other communities that want to develop new incubators or improve existing ones. GCGI has conducted over 80 incubator studies throughout the United States and Canada.
Each year, 11 different Federal agencies collectively award over $2 billion to small and start-up companies that propose developing innovative new products and services. Through their SBIR programs, these agencies make thousands of awards nationwide. The participating agencies range from the Department of Defense to the National Science Foundation to the Department of Energy to the National Institutes of Health, and this breadth leads to a wide variety of Research & Development (R&D) projects being supported. A companion program to SBIR, known as the STTR program, is used by five of the agencies to award projects jointly proposed by a small/start up business and a college, university or other non-profit research entity.