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Federal SBIR/STTR Funding for Novel Product R&D in Agricultural Sectors Special Informational Virtual Event Series, Part 1

April 15, 2022
12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

AURI Connects and Minnesota SBIR/STTR Accelerator are proud to present this two-part webinar series.

Join this webinar to receive an overview of the USDA SBIR program, the application requirements, and hear from Minnesota companies that have received SBIR/STTR funding.

USDA SBIR Program:  The USDA SBIR program provides non-dilutive funding to small businesses to research, develop and commercialize a novel technology into a new product or service for future sales. Identifying and applying for federal SBIR funding is a complicated, complex, and highly competitive.

USDA SBIR Topics: The webinar will focus on the USDA SBIR Program that has interests in a broad range of topics: Forests and Related Resources; Plant Production and Protection (Biology); Animal Production and Protection; Conservation of Natural Resources; Food Science and Nutrition; Rural and Community Development, Aquaculture; Biofuels and Biobased Products; Small and Mid-size Farms; and Plant Production and Protection (Engineering).

USDA SBIR Funding: The USDA SBIR program funds projects at either $125,000 or $175,000 for an 8-month project, depending on the project and the topic area. The next deadline for USDA is October 6, 2022, with awards in March/April 2023.

About the Minnesota SBIR/STTR Accelerator:
  The Minnesota SBIR/STTR Accelerator is a free resource to help small businesses to secure funding to transform their high risk, high-impact technologies into marketable products and services that solve problems. The Minnesota SBIR/STTR Accelerator is funded in part through a Federal and State Technology Partnership Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, a grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development; the University of Minnesota, Technology Commercialization, and the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, the Mayo Clinic, Office of Entrepreneurship and hosted by the Minnesota Technology Association.

The Small Business Administration’s Federal and State Technology Partnership (FAST) Program is a competitive program designed to strengthen the technological competitiveness of small businesses. It improves the participation of small firms in the innovation and commercialization of new technology, thereby helping keep the United States on the cutting edge of research and development in science and technology.