Track C

C7 Making the Most of Federal and State Resources to Accelerate Technology Transfer

Track: Startups and Gap Funding

Target Audience: All Audiences

Jennifer Shieh, US Small Business Administration

Jere W. Glover, Small Business Technology Council
Maria Labreveux, Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation
Tom Wavering, University of Oklahoma

We’ll discuss how to best use funding and nonfunding resources to support technology transfer through the $2.5 billion annual Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. Our government panelists will provide insights into the many ways universities can be, and have been, involved in the SBIR/STTR programs — through startup funding, the licensing of technologies to small businesses, job opportunities for students and postdocs, and lesser-known programs such as the FAST (Federal and State Technology) Partnership program for technical assistance to science- and technology-driven small businesses. We’ll also provide perspectives on leveraging SBIR/STTR through state matching funds and other partnership models. The session will include important program details and insights on participating agencies, and feature practical tips on how SBIR/STTR fits into a larger landscape of government resources. The session will offer an opportunity for engagement between the tech transfer community and government representatives managing programs aimed at supporting the community.

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