Cool talk alert: Learn how to score SBIR grant money - Philly


Jul. 17, 2017 9:42 am

Cool talk alert: Learn how to score SBIR grant money

Head out to Villanova for a workshop on the federal grant program for research.

Villanova University.

(Courtesy photo)

For companies in the tech space like SmartyPal or Baltimore’s SilcsBio, getting a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant can give product development and research a significant jolt.

On July 27, some reps from federal agencies are coming to town for a workshop at Villanova University on funding opportunities for scientific research.

At the free workshop, companies will get to hear from April Richards, SBIR Program Director at the U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyChris O’Gwin, SBIR/STTR Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy; and Charles Cleland, SBIR Program Coordinator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture on existing opportunities for startups with under 500 employees.


Here’s G. Nagesh Rao, chief technologist at the U.S. Small Business Administration on why you shouldn’t sleep on the grant program.

Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres became Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.


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