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Date Posted: April 07, 2016

America's Largest Seed Fund is Coming to Greenville!

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Friday, April 22, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Campbell Center AT&T Auditorium
5 Research Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

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If you're an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher or small technology firm, don't miss this opportunity!

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-diultive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Over the course of this year, individual program managers from the 11 partcipating agencies representing $2.5 billion in early-stage funding will embark on a multiple state road tour. 

Every SBIR Road Tour stop provides and in-depth understanding of agency technology funding priorities, a review of state innovation support resources and one-on-one meetings with high-level decision makers. 

At the event, you'll have the opportunity to meet with managers from:

  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Department of the Navy
  • Department of the Air Force
  • Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Learn more by visiting www.sbirroadtour.com

CU-ICAR Campbell Center AT&T Auditorium 

Parking: garage located on the CU-ICAR campus (no parking allowed at the Campbell Center)


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SC Department of Commerce in partnership with the U.S. SBIR and STTR programs

Organizer of America's Largest Seed Fund is Coming to Greenville!


About the organizers:

The SC Department of Commerce Office of Innovation aims to help make South Carolina a top state in the nation to start and build high-growth businesses through growing a supportive, connected innovation community. 

The U.S. Small Business Innovation Research program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development that has the potential for commercialization.


The U.S. Small Business Technology Transfer program expands funding opportunities in the federal government innovation research and development arena by expanding the public/private sector partnerships to include joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions.