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LaunchTN: SBIR/STTR Workshop, Resources for Entrepreneurial Researchers
June 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation
Strong Hall (Room 126)
1621 West Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996
Register for this workshop to get in-depth exposure to federal grant funding opportunities and learn of resources specifically available to Tennesseans.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive federal program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in research and development that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.
In addition, LaunchTN maintains a portfolio of resources for Tennessee-based entrepreneurial researchers to advance their commercialization efforts. These resources include:
- Networks programs that pair mentors with promising new companies and entrepreneurs;
- Microgrants that provide financial support for grant-writing assistance to Tennessee-based early-stage companies; and
- the SBIR Matching Fund that provides non-dilutive capital to Tennessee-based companies upon their successful federal grant award.
There will be the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one meetings with an SBIR consultant, to be held immediately following the workshop. More details will be provided.
Please direct questions about this workshop to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.