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Introduction to Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
Tuesday, December 07, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PDT
Category: Partner Events

Introduction to Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) 

WHEN: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
9:00AM - 10:30AM (PT)

WHERE: Online via Zoom 

COST: No Charge



Join us and learn more about the funding available to turn your R&D into products & services with global impact.  Specifically, we'll provide an introduction to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs which are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

Who should attend:

Organizations developing technical research and solutions and unfamiliar with the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. Innovators who are at the cutting edge of their field. Research and development firms, university employees, or others who are actively developing technology or processes that may be of interest to the federal government.


  • Kate Hoy, Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
  • Ralph Duncan, Navy - Northwest Tech Bridge

What we will cover:

  • Overview SBIR program and funding opportunities  
  • What federal agencies participate
  • Examples of topics from the Navy
  • How to determine if the program is a right fit for you


This program in presented by The Pacific Northwest Mission Acceleration Center (PNW MAC)
The PNW MAC’s goal is to remove barriers to engagement and accelerate defense innovation, serving as the center of gravity for the Pacific Northwest startup and venture communities, academia, and local and federal partners, to support the Department of Defense. PNW MAC is a partnership with Navy Tech Bridge, National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), Impact Washington and Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC).