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The office of technology transfer and economic development (TTED) at Missouri S&T is co-sponsoring the SBIR Road Tour, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 18, in St. Louis. The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to promote the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
Missouri S&T and other innovation supporters in regions who have historically underutilized the opportunities provided through the SBIR/STTR programs, such as Missouri, are using the SBIR Road Tour as a way to get technology-based small businesses in their communities, particularly women and minority-owned technology businesses, engaged with the SBIR/STTR programs. During the SBIR Road Tour, representatives from small businesses will have the opportunity to meet directly with SBIR/STTR program managers and learn about the innovation support infrastructure within the state.