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Hosted Brown Bag Lunch – Federal SBIR/STTR Funding
November 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
If you are in the LEC at the noon hour on Wednesdays, we welcome you to join our LEC Brown Bag Hour. Bring your lunch, bring your smile, bring you! Flexible, casual, drop in when you can.
This session will focus on covering basics of the federal SBIR/STTR funding program featuring UWMRF Senior Technology Commercialization Manager Brian Walsh. Brian Walsh is Senior Technology Commercialization Manager at the UWM Research Foundation. For several years prior to UWMRF, he counseled innovators and entrepreneurs on navigating the SBIR/STTR programs while working at the Wisconsin Center for Technology Commercialization.
SBIR/STTR Overview – Do you have an early-stage innovation that has commercial potential? Each year, the SBIR/STTR program provides more than $4 billion in funding to develop early-stage technological innovations that have commercial potential in a wide range of industries. Although applicants must be small businesses, engagement with university researchers in common through R&D subcontracting arrangements and startup formation.
Attend this session and learn the basics about the SBIR/STTR program. Topics covered include the amount of funding available, key criteria for SBIR-worthy projects, finding the best match between funding agencies and your technology idea, rules of eligibility, tips for competing, resources, and more. This session will also mark the kickoff of monthly SBIR office hours that will be offered by the UWM Research Foundation.
**Note: We support a healthy campus and abide by campus guidelines for COVID19 precautions. We ask for your flexibility as we may ask individuals to be masked or socially distance.