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IIP Hosts SBIR and PFI Conferences in Summer 2017


April 25, 2017

SBIR/STTR Phase II Grantee Conference, Atlanta, Georgia - June 4-June 7

Approximately 250 to 300 members of startups and small businesses who have received NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II funding attend the NSF SBIR/STTR Phase II Grantee Conference annually. The event offers companies the ability to showcase their technology and network with small businesses, potential investors and strategic partners. Grantees will also attend a variety of educational and informational sessions appropriate for early-stage companies with a focus on partnerships, fundraising, business development and intellectual property.

PFI Grantee Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia - June 4-June 7

For the first time, grantees from both Partnership for Innovation (PFI) programs – Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) and Building Innovation Capacity (BIC) – will gather with SBIR/STTR Phase II grantees to showcase their work and learn more about best practices in technology commercialization.

Each SBIR/STTR Phase II and PFI grantee will be assigned a space during the “Technology Showcase” held in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Atrium Ballroom on the evening of June 5 and June 6. Grantees will have the opportunity to network, discuss their work and demonstrate their prototype. The event is open to the public and NSF has invited a number of technology scouts from industry and potential investors and strategic partners to attend the conference and learn more about NSF funded grantees.

To learn more about each of the conferences, visit: https://www.nsfiipconf.com/ 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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