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2020 SBIR-STTR Bootcamps–Online

January 28, 2020 - 05/08/2020

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) online 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:

NOTICE: Out of an abundance of caution given the threats to public health posed by the coronavirus, the SBIR-STTR bootcamps scheduled for June, July and August will be held online via GoToMeeting.  Those who are registered or plan to do so prior to the date will receive a link to connect to the meeting. 

  • January 28 in Wheeling
  • February 25 in Morgantown
  • March 24 in Beckley– online
  • April 21 in Huntington — online
  • May 7 in Bluefield — online
  • June 2 in Shepherdstown — online
  • July 21 in South Charleston — online
  • August 5 in Parkersburg — online

The events are free, but registration is required.  All future boot camps will be held from 3-5 p.m.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Anne Barth at for more information.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.