2020 SBIR-STTR Bootcamps
TechConnect West Virginia, in partnership with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, is hosting a series of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) bootcamps in the state in 2020 as part of its recently launched “Bridging the Ecosystem in Science & Technology in West Virginia” program, or “BEST in West Virginia.”
Participants in the bootcamps will learn what is involved in developing a concept for a proposal, identifying opportunities, preparing to write an SBIR-STTR grant, best practices for successful applications and how to navigate the registration process.
The SBIR-STTR program is often called “America’s largest seed fund” because it provides early stage funding to encourage small businesses to engage in Federal research and development to create commercially viable innovations.
Bootcamps will be held on the following dates:
- January 28 in Wheeling
- February 25 in Morgantown — click here to register
- March 24 in Beckley– click here to register
- April 21 in Huntington — click here to register
- May 7 in Bluefield — click here to register
- June 2 in Shepherdstown — click here to register
- July 21 in South Charleston — click here to register
- August 5 in Parkersburg — click here to register
The events are free, but registration is required. The boot camps will be held from 4-6 p.m. followed by refreshments and networking from 6-7 p.m.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Anne Barth at email@example.com for more information.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.