SBIR Week in the Midwest – Illinois (Oct 19-22)

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Date(s) - October 19, 2020
9:00 am - 1:30 pm


SBIR Week in the Midwest – Illinois (Oct 19-22)

Location: Virtual
Registration is FREE

The 2020 SBIR Week in the Midwest is a virtual, collaborative outreach effort connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the SBIR/STTR programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide over $3.7 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas.

This national outreach event provides attendees with an opportunity to hear directly from the participating federal agency program managers that administer over 5,500 new awards annually and to meet virtually one-on-one with program decision makers.

Scheduled Events:

  • Monday, Oct. 19: SBA & SBIR Agency Panels/Presentations, 9AM to 3:00PM
  • Tuesday/Wednesday, Oct. 20-21: Additional panels and presentations, to be announced
  • Thursday, Oct. 22: One-on-One Meetings with Agency Program Managers, 9AM to 4PM

Click HERE to register for SBIR Week in the Midwest. SBA/SBIR staff will follow-up via email to coordinate one-on-one meetings with agency program managers.Those who register before October 9 will be able to request partner meetings (limit 4). Oct. 15 is the deadline to make meeting requests.

Additional event updates will be posted on the University of Illinois Research Park website.

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