2006 Spring National SBIR/STTR Conference
by Douglas Mathew, Graduate Assistant, UALR SBDC
The 2006 Spring National SBIR/STTR Conference and Small Business Tech Expo will be held at Louisville, Kentucky on May 15-18.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs will provide more than $2 billion this year to small businesses to help entrepreneurs take their ideas from conception to reality. This conference gives you the tools you need to compete for federal research & development funds available to small business innovators.
The conference will give you the chance to meet and network with SBIR/STTR representatives from 11 participating federal agencies, SBIR/STTR award winners, small business owners from around the country, scientists seeking commercialization strategies and venture capitalists.
The following are some of the topics that will be addressed in the conference.
• Using SBIR/STTR to Build Your Business
• Proposal Preparation
• Introduction to participating agencies
• Do's and Don'ts
• How to Value Your Technology
• Valuation of an R&D Company
• Success Stories from SBIR Companies
• Leveraging and Protecting Intellectual Property
• Alternative Sources of Funding
• Planning for Commercialization
• Phase 2 Cost Proposal
• Faculty Entrepreneurship
Conference registration is available online or by fax and mail back forms. For more details on the program agenda and conference fees, visit www.sbirworld.com/ky.
Arkansas entrepreneurs and researchers interested in learning more about SBIR/STTR are invited to contact Mildred Holley at email@example.com, 501.324.9043 or 800.862.2040.
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