Area innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers and small technology firms are invited to take advantage of a special opportunity as Wichita State University hosts the SBIR Road Tour from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, on the second floor of the Rhatigan Student Center.

The SBIR Road Tour event represents America’s largest seed fund, and is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

At these events, federal and state program managers representing $2.5 billion in early-stage funding are invited to present to technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across the country.

SBIR Road Tour events are a coveted opportunity for those involved in advanced technology, including women-owned and minority-owned firms, to hear directly from federal agency program managers and meet one-on-one with program decision-makers.

Agencies represented at the event include:

Agencies represented at the event include:

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Department of Commerce – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Department of Defense – Air Force

Department of Defense – Army

Department of Defense – Missile Defense Agency (MDA)

Department of Defense – Navy

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Small Business Administration (SBA)

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

The first step for those who want to attend the SBIR Road Tour at Wichita State is to register at wichita.edu/sbirroadtour. Registered attendees can set up one-on-one meetings with program managers at sbirroadtour.com/meetings/ks/ on a first-come, first-served basis. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served at the event.

For more information about the SBIR Road Tour, go to sbirroadtour.com.

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