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2018 SBIR ROAD TOUR - Huntsville, AL - April 17, 2018

Alabama A&M University in partnership with Alabama Economic Development Partnership 

Participants and Sponsors - REGISTER FOR EVENT (Click Here)

Government Agencies/Organizations - REGISTER HERE (Payment Exempt Status)


Teresa M. Orok, Ph.D.
Alabama A&M University - College of Business and Public Affairs / Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development



Hosted by Alabama A&M University in partnership with Alabama Economic Development Partnership, Birmingham.

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Federal and State Program Managers representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding have been invited to present at a series of events to technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across the United States. This event is a coveted opportunity for those involved in the advanced technology communities, including women-owned and minority-owned firms.

If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, take advantage of this coveted local opportunity to hear directly from federal agency program managers, and meet one-on-one with program decision makers.

Paid attendees for main event are welcome to Networking Reception (included in $75 fee) being held April 16, 2018 from 5 PM - 7 PM at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of  Commerce. (Note: Tickets will be sold for $10 per person for individuals ONLY ATTENDING NETWORKING RECEPTION who are not registered for the main event).

Agenda Highlights Include:

  • Learn how to access local and state resources available to innovators, researchers, and technology entrepreneurs
  • SBIR Agencies Funding Priorities Overviews

Meet One-on-One with SBIR/STTR Program Managers, including:

  • DARPA, Defense Advanced Research Agency
  • MDA, Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency
  • Navy, Department of Defense
  • SOCOM, Department of Defense Special Operations Command
  • USAF, Department of Defense U.S. Air Force
  • NIH, Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health
  • FLC, Federal Laboratory Consortium
  • NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NSF, National Science Foundation
  • MBDA, Minority Business Development Agency
  • USDA, Department of Agriculture
  • USPTO, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Engaging Panel Sessions:

  • Inside the Head of an Evaluator: Common Mistakes
  • Grant Opportunities for a Public Purpose
  • Staying On Track: Aligning Your Company for Success in the DoD