Join our team of SBIR experts and the FAST (Federal and State Technology) Center of Illinois for an SBIR/STTR webinar event from 1:00-2:00pm on Tuesday, December 13.
The innovation and technology ecosystem breathed a sigh of relief when Congress approved and President Biden signed the SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022 (S. 4900). The reauthorization, which includes programmatic modifications and reforms, extends these vital funding programs through September 2025. Join this month’s IL FAST Center webinar to learn more about these changes, why they were introduced, and what to expect moving forward.
Our presenter will be Bill Ruch, Chair of the Technology-Based Economic Development Practice Group at Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC, a Washington DC based lobbying and consulting firm with over 30 years of experience in science and technology policy. Bill closely monitors federal efforts to advance technologies from lab-to-market and foster broader economic development. Lewis-Burke has worked with the University of Illinois since 2007.
SBIR Program Leads from the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS/NIH), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will also be participating in this webinar.
This is a free, virtual event, but registration is required. The link to the webinar will be emailed to you upon completion of your registration.
After the presentation, teams will have the opportunity to ask questions from the FAST team.
Office Hours are also available weekly.
For more information and how to access more resources, visit the FAST Center at Illinois website. This program is open to all entrepreneurs in the State of Illinois seeking to access SBIR/STTR grant funding.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.