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Entrepreneurial researchers invited to SBIR workshop
SBIR Workshop

JOHNSON CITY (April 12, 2019) – Grant funding opportunities for entrepreneurial researchers from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) will be covered during a free workshop scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Held at East Tennessee State University’s Innovation Lab, 2109 W. Market St., this workshop will offer in-depth exposure to federal grant funding opportunities and resources specifically available to Tennesseans. It is sponsored by Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership focused on supporting the development of high-growth companies in Tennessee that offers resources for entrepreneurial researchers to advance their commercialization efforts.

Translating academic research into viable commercial products can have tremendous impact on the scientific community. During this workshop attendees will learn about:

  • SBIR/STTR Funding that enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.
  • The NetworksProgram which pairs life science and energy mentors with promising new companies and offers unique access to industry-specific research assets, subject matter experts and Launch Tennessee’s growth-stage programming.
  • Microgrants that provide up to $6,000 for grant writing assistance to Tennessee-based early-stage companies applying for an SBIR/STTR Phase I, Phase II or Fast-Track award.
  • SBIR/STTR Matching Fund which provides non-dilutive funding to Tennessee-based companies upon their successful federal grant award.

To register, visit or for more information, email .  

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