Technology Research Funding Workshop at Innovation Pointe


Businesses trying to develop and commercialize innovative technologies are invited to attend “Grant Funding for Developing Technologies: Learn the Ins and Outs of SBIRs” from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CDT) at Innovation Pointe on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides competitive grants to businesses conducting research which will ultimately lead to commercialized products and services. This workshop serves as the first step in obtaining necessary information about SBIR grants and how to apply for the competitive funding, which typically funds Phase I efforts up to $150K for initial feasibility studies with an opportunity for up to $1M in funding for Phase II prototyping. In order to receive funding, small businesses are required to submit detailed proposals to participating federal agencies. The agencies make awards to businesses based on the proposal’s degree of innovation, technical merit, and future market potential.

Platinum Grants and Proposals, LLC will present an overview of the SBIR program during the morning session of the workshop to lay out the steps required for submitting a proposal. After lunch, an interactive presentation will provide attendees with hands-on experience searching for technology development opportunities related to their areas of expertise.

This workshop is hosted by the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville (GAGE), the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), and the University of Southern Indiana. Attendance is free but registration by Monday, September 19 is required. For registration information, please contact Debbie Albin, SBDC Administrative Assistant/Training Coordinator, at 812-425-7232. Please note that seating is limited.