This workshop will now be offered virtually. Please stay tuned for specific call-in details.
Register for this workshop, hosted by Launch Tennessee and Tennessee State University, to get in-depth exposure to federal grant funding opportunities and learn of resources specifically available to Tennesseans.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive federal program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in research and development that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.
In addition, LaunchTN maintains a portfolio of resources for Tennessee-based entrepreneurial researchers to advance their commercialization efforts. These resources include:
Networks programs that pair mentors with promising new companies and entrepreneurs;
Microgrants that provide financial support for grant-writing assistance to Tennessee-based early-stage companies; and
the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund that provides non-dilutive capital to Tennessee-based companies upon their successful federal grant award.
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This workshop is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.