Past Live Stream Workshop Recordings

National Science Foundation's SBIR/STTR Programs (2024)

This webinar provides a special opportunity to learn about the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs directly from Program Director, Dr. Henry Ahn.

The U.S. National Science Foundation is a federal agency that supports research and education across all fields of science and engineering, currently with an $9.5 billion budget.

Through the merit review process, NSF funds the most innovative ideas in science and engineering. Notable NSF-supported advances include LASIK eye surgery, Doppler radar, the Internet, web browsers, bar codes, magnetic resonance imaging, inkjet printers, computer-aided design systems, tissue engineering, and other technology-based innovations that spur economic activity and improve the quality of life for all Americans.

NSF focuses on transforming scientific and engineering discoveries into products and services with commercial and societal impact through their SBIR/STTR funding. The deep technologies they fund show promise but their success hasn’t yet been validated. And, each year, $200+ million in research and development (R&D) funding is awarded to about 400 startups across the United States.

This webinar will help you to gain an understanding of all of the resources available to you for the highest likelihood of success in applying for one of these non-dilutive funding opportunities.

Presented by Dr. Henry Ahn, NSF SBIR/STTR Program Director
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