Moving your Innovation into the Marketplace

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Date(s) - 13 Dec 2023
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The Refinery

Moving your Innovation into the Marketplace

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 13; 8:30am – 4:30pm

Location: The Refinery at UA Tech Park at The Bridges


As you may know, the Small Business Innovation Research program funds a diverse portfolio of startups and small businesses across technology areas and markets to stimulate technological innovation, meet federal research and development (R&D) needs, and increase commercialization to transition R&D into impact. SBIR/STTR are a U.S. government funding program, coordinated by the Small Business Administration. 

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is hosting a hybrid event to livestream portions of the Arrowhead Center SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit where small businesses, federal program managers, innovation ecosystem representatives, and other experts will convene. 

Participants will learn about each SBIR/STTR funding agency and NAVSEA SBIR topics before the solicitation window opens in January. This is your chance to begin planning ahead.   

Key takeaways   

  • Hear directly from agencies participating in the SBIR/STTR programs about their funding priorities  
  • Learn how to create a proposal package that stands out from the crowd 
  • Learn about funding opportunities, including the topics for NAVSEA 
  • Meet one-on-one with a NAVSEA SBIR Program Manager and local resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses 

Register HERE

Join the live event in Tucson, AZ, to sign up for one-on-one meetings with 

  • NAVSEA SBIR Program Manager (prior submission of QUAD chart required)* 
  • Private investment organizations focused on early-stage businesses 
  • Information about alternative loans  
  • Local resources for entrepreneurs