Lunch & Learn: Win R&D Funding for Your Early Stage Technology from the National Science Foundation
- Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Barnard Hall, 127 - view map
Researchers, Inventors & Entrepreneurs: Bring your lunch and learn how you can tap into $2.5 billion in non-dilutive seed capital through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
In this free session, you'll learn how you can qualify for hundreds of thousands of dollars in R&D funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that does not have to be matched or repaid. In just one lunch hour, you'll get up to speed on the SBIR/STTR programs, qualification requirements and the application process. We'll touch on ways that academic researchers can participate in these small business programs. You'll also hear about free proposal development and submission assistance that may be available to you. Of course, we'll leave plenty of time to answer your specific questions as well.NSF is currently soliciting SBIR/STTR proposals in the following ten topics areas:
- Educational Technologies and Applications
- Information Technologies
- Internet of Things
- Semiconductors and Photonic Devices and Materials
- Electronic Hardware, Robotics and Wireless Technologies
- Advanced Manufacturing and Nanotechnology
- Advanced Materials and Instrumentation
- Chemical and Environmental Technologies
- Biological Technologies
- Smart Health and Biomedical Technologies
Please note that NSF accepts SBIR/STTR proposals in any area of technology that shows high commercial potential, not just those listed above.
Other upcoming brown bag sessions focused on winning federal SBIR/STTR funding include:
- Department of Defense on Wednesday, May 13, 2015
All sessions will be held in EPS 127 from noon to 1 p.m. Keep your eye on the MSU Calendar of Events for other future sessions.