Opportunity for UC San Diego Researchers to Collaborate with Small Business to Win Federal Funding

SBIR Road Tour for small business and potential university research partners


Date: 2017-09-11
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: Illumina Theater, The Alexandria, 10996 Torreyana Rd., 92121, San Diego
*Registration is Required.
Host: UC San Diego and BIOCOM


The SBIR Road Tour is bringing program managers from federal agencies to talk about opportunities for small businesses and university researchers to team on SBIR and STTR grants that represent $2.5 billion in early stage funding.

In September, San Diego will be one of the stops for a national outreach effort undertaken by federal agencies to make small businesses more aware of the funding opportunities for which they may be eligible. The industry group BIOCOM and UC San Diego Office of Innovation and Commercialization will host the San Diego leg of the SBIR Road Tour.

The SBIR Road Tour aims to convey what it calls "non-dilutive technology funding opportunity" provided by federal agencies through two programs: the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) pograms.  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 advanced technology communities, including women-owned and minority-owned firms.

While the majority of people attending the workshop will be from small technology companies, including corporate executives, innovators and entrepreneurs, the event is also open to university researchers who can benefit from SBIR/STTR grants via partnerships to undertake research in collaboration with small technology businesses. University researchers cannot apply for SBIR/STTR grants directly, only in partnership with a small business. 

Both businesses and university researchers however can benefit from this opportunity to  hear directly from federal agency program managers, and from meeting one-on-one with program decision makers (and for university researchers to network with small businesses in the San Diego region that may need a campus partner to carry out critical research that may be at the core of an SBIR/STTR grant proposal.


Admission fee: $20

*Registration is Required