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SBIR/STTR Webinar: Department of Defense (DOD) Programs

Event Type
Illinois FAST Center
wifi event
Dec 19, 2023   1:00 - 2:00 pm   Central Time
Registration Required
Cheri Soliday

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 19.

Do you think your technology would be of interest to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)? Are you somewhat familiar with SBIR/STTR in general (or beyond)? Is it a bit overwhelming trying to find DOD opportunities that align with your technology and commercialization goals? Join us in December to learn from DOD directors that lead their SBIR/STTR Program Office. Their presentation will be followed by a moderated panel of startups that have received DOD SBIR funding. 

After the presentation, teams will have the opportunity to ask questions (time permitting). 

More information is coming soon about our DOD presenters and awardee panelists.

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. Recording Notice: By registering for this webinar, you acknowledge and agree that it will be recorded and shared online for public viewing.

SBIR/STTR Office Hours are available to Illinois teams by signing up online at More information on how to access additional Illinois FAST Center resources is online at

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.

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