SBIR Road Tour rolls into Huntington June 21

April 20, 2018

The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Huntington on June 21, 2018. The Road Tour provides small businesses and researchers the opportunity to learn firsthand about America’s largest seed fund, which awards billions of dollars annually.

Led by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs award more than $2.5 billion annually to small businesses developing groundbreaking, high-risk technologies while taking no equity.   

The SBIR and STTR programs stimulate technological innovation, increase private sector commercialization of federal research and development, and provide the stimulus for job creation.

Program managers from at least 11 federal agencies will attend the Huntington event to conduct one-on-one meetings with attendees, participate in targeted panel discussions and share how you can use seed capital for early stage R&D with commercial applications, including – but not limited to – unmanned systems, advanced materials, health, cyber security, agriculture, defense and more.

The following federal agencies are scheduled to attend:

* U.S. Department of Agriculture

* U.S. Department of Energy

* U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (National Institutes of Health)

* U.S. Department of Homeland Security

* National Science Foundation

* U.S. Navy

* U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

* Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

* Missile Defense Agency

* U.S. Special Operations Command

* Federal Lab Consortium for Technology Transfer

Technology firms, entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists, manufacturers, students and researchers are encouraged to participate in the June 21 event at Marshall University’s Weisberg Applied Engineering Complex. The cost is $30 per person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

The West Virginia stop on the SBIR Road Tour is co-sponsored by Marshall University, the Robert C. Byrd Institute, the Marshall University Research Corporation, the the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia, and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center.

To register, go here.

For more information, contact RCBI’s Bill Woodrum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304.781.1670.