SBIR Conference

Mary Hilts maryh at
Tue Apr 2 14:27:02 EST 1996

Science & Technology Newsgroups,
We (Foresight Science & Technology) are under contract with the 
NSF and DoD to assist them in finding candidates for SBIR (Small 
Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business 
Technology Transfer) funding. 

This task is awkward in this particular forum (newsgroups) in 
that it is not research exchange, yet it is not advertisement 
either. What I believe it could be categorized as is 
"information exchange"; The federal government has R&D money 
available, your readers may be eligible, we are informing them 
of the availability of this funding. 

The NSF, DoD, U.S. Small Business Administration and seven other 
federal agencies are sponsoring a conference where small 
business representatives will have an opportunity to meet with 
federal agents and representatives from large companies 
interested in funding R&D. My posting announces this conference.

If you have questions please e-mail me, I appreciate your 
communication, otherwise please post the following press 


Mary Hilts
maryh at
Foresight Science & Technology 

National Conference To Provide Access to Largest Source of 
Early-Stage Technology Financing in U.S.

The federal government funds nearly $1 billion each year in 
early-stage R&D projects at small technology companies through 
its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business 
Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs fund R&D 
projects that serve a government need and often have commercial 
applications, providing:    
· up to $850,000 in pre-prototype R&D funding directly to small 
technology companies (or to individual entrepreneurs who form a 
company); and
· up to $850,000 in pre-prototype R&D funding to small companies 
working cooperatively with researchers at universities and other 
research institutions.

Small companies retain the patent rights to any inventions they 
develop.  Funding is awarded competitively, but the process is 
streamlined and user-friendly. 

To facilitate participation in these programs, the National 
Science Foundation, Department of Defense, the U.S. Small 
Business Administration, and seven other federal agencies are 
sponsoring a National SBIR Conference at the Dallas Airport 
Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas, April 29 through May 1, 1996. At 
the conference, small businesses and others will be able to meet 
individually with federal SBIR and STTR program managers and 
representatives from some of the nation’s largest companies 
seeking partnerships with small companies.  

The conference will feature seminars conducted by national 
experts on topics ranging from starting and financing a small 
technology company to SBIR/STTR proposal preparation and federal 
procurement procedures. The Honorable Philip Lader, 
Administrator of the  U.S. Small Business Administration, will 
be the keynote speaker.

For information:
· Call the Conference Hotline at:(407)791-0720 
· Write to: NSBIR Conference Registration Office, c/o Foresight 
Science & Technology, P.O. Box 210065, West Palm Beach, FL 
· Log-on to the NSBIR Conference World Wide Web pages at 
· E-mail the Conference Listserver at list at
  (On the first line of your message, type JOIN SBIR.)
· E-mail our conference registration specialist, 
teddy at  
· Faxback the conference brochure & registration form by 

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