Cal Poly CIE SBDCServing San Luis Obispo County
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Small businesses engaged in Research & Development (R&D) may be eligible to access government dollars through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

SBIR provides early-stage research and development funding to small technology companies or individuals who are interested in forming a company. STTR is a similar program that requires small businesses to team up with a research institution, such as a university.

This workshop will provide an extensive overview of the different phases of these federal programs, as well as an in-depth discussion of a simple, yet highly-effective process for developing a competitive Phase I and Phase II proposal. The workshop will review all important commercialization aspects of the proposal.

Led by Matt Hutton; Matt earned a BS and MS in Environmental Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has over a decade of experience in R&D fundraising and has worked with a range of companies pursuing funds from various government agencies.

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.