Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Proposal Preparation Workshop—Regional Opportunities, Assistance and Resources
March 26, 2012 | Cincinnati, Ohio
WHAT: This workshop will provide companies with information about EPA’s SBIR program, which awards incentive funding to small businesses to translate innovative ideas into commercial products that address important environmental problems. Other state and regional funding opportunities will also be discussed.
Representatives from the EPA SBIR program, CincyTech, Dayton Development Coalition, the Water Technology Innovation Cluster, and other regional and state economic development organizations will provide information on funding opportunities in Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana, proposal development resources and assistance, and technology areas of interest. Networking sessions are planned to meet one-on-one with these organizations.
WHO’S ORGANIZING: Co-sponsored by U.S. EPA, CincyTech, and the Dayton Development Coalition, with support from the Small Business Administration and regional Water Technology Innovation Cluster
WHO’S INVITED: Technology companies and researchers interested in learning more about proposal requirements and review processes, past vendor experiences, and tips for submitting successful proposals under the EPA SBIR program and other state and regional funding opportunities
WHEN: 1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday, March 26. Registration and networking begin at 12:00 noon
WHERE: EPA’s Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center at 26 W. Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45268
REGISTRATION: Register online at www.scgcorp.com/SBIR2012
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit www.scgcorp.com/SBIR2012 or contact Abby Waits, EPA, at firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The 2012 EPA SBIR solicitation will have a focus on technologies to help achieve “net zero”—moving towards zero net consumption of water and energy and zero net production of waste. This concept cross-cuts this year’s SBIR topic areas: Water, Innovation in Manufacturing, Green Building, Waste Monitoring, Air Quality, Sustainable Utilization of Biomass, and Homeland Security. In addition, the solicitation will include water topics for drinking water; wastewater, stormwater and water reuse; and the water energy nexus and climate change. The application for proposals will be available after March 15, 2012, on the EPA SBIR website at www.epa.gov/ncer/sbir.