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Apr 20

LaunchTN: SBIR Q&A with NSF Program Director Peter Atherton

April 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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The National Science Foundation (NSF)’s SBIR/STTR program, also known as America’s Seed Fund, supports the research and development of deep technologies based on discoveries in fundamental science and engineering. NSF focuses on high-risk, high-impact technologies – those that show promise but whose success hasn’t yet been validated – and awards $200 million in funding to entrepreneurs across the country each year. Join us as
Peter Atherton, SBIR/STTR Program Director at the National Science Foundation, will present an overview of the NSF SBIR program and then field questions from the gathered virtual audience.
Tuesday, April 20: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (EDT) – Presentation and Q&A with Peter Atherton
Peter Atherton will present an overview of the NSF SBIR program and then field questions from the virtual audience.

Peter Atherton, SBIR/STTR Program Director, National Science Foundation
Peter Atherton comes to the NSF with a broad background in the physical sciences, and extensive experience in technology development and commercialization.
Organized by Launch Tennessee
LaunchTN is a public-private partnership with a vision to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation. We empower Network Partners and other stakeholders by making resources accessible in order to activate sustainable economic growth in Tennessee. Our aim is to stimulate the statewide economy by facilitating capital formation, market building and nurturing Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.


April 20, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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