Training Offered Sept. 28 on ‘Funding Technology Development through SBIR/STTR Programs’

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 24, 2010 — The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) of Southeast Missouri State University is hosting a training event, “Funding Technology Development through SBIR/STTR Programs” on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

The training is scheduled for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The class will be held in Room 112 of the Southeast Innovation Center, 920 Broadway on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The program will be presented by John Woodson, MoFAST program specialist at the Small Business and Technology Development Center at Missouri in Rolla, Mo. Co-sponsor for this event is the Southeast Office of Research and Grant Development.

Learn how you might finance your innovative ideas, concepts and projects for eventual commercialization with 11 participating federal agencies that fund Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. This seminar is intended for university researchers, business owners, entrepreneurs, economic developers, accountants and attorneys. Other types of businesses which may be able to partner or participate in these programs include metal fabricators, tool die shops, injection molders or other businesses with advanced machinery and equipment, and unused capacity.

There is no cost to attend; however, preregistration is required. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited; please reserve your spot as soon as possible. Call (573) 986-6084 for registration information.

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is within the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Southeast Missouri State University, and is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The mission of the CIE is to stimulate local and regional economic growth and development that improves the quality of lives, communities and businesses in Southeast Missouri and the surrounding region.