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NSF Joins SBIR Road Tour; Encourages Startups Nationwide to Apply


April 25, 2017

Program directors from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs will join the SBIR Road Tour again this summer.

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Federal and State program managers representing $2.5 billion in early-stage research and development funding have been invited to attend a series of events alongside technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters across the United States.

This year, NSF program directors will visit three regions:

  • the Midwest – Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky – from July 17 to July 21, 2017; and
  • California – San Diego, Irvine, Los Angeles, Mountain View and Berkeley – from September 11 to September 15, 2017.

To learn more about the SBIR Road Tour, visit: http://www.sbirroadtour.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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