Small Business Innovation Research Forum Coming to Tennessee

Each year, Federal agencies spend over $1 Billion in Research and Development (R&D) through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Come to the SBIR/STTR Technology & Commercialization Forum held in Nashville on July 23rd to understand how to take advantage of these R&D contract/grant opportunities.

"This type of training is not available anywhere else in Tennessee," says PTAC counselor Russell Toone. "Small businesses are often unaware of the resources available to them through R & D grants and contracts. This is a unique opportunity to explore funding opportunities with the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies. Topics range from computer software and hardware applications, advanced/additive manufacturing innovations, physical science, human factors engineering, and more."

Event Highlights:

  • Overview of the SBIR/STTR Program
  • State of Tennessee Grants & Matching Funds Technology Commercialization Strategies
  • How to Pitch Your Technology Concepts Small Business SBIR Success Stories
  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property Contract Accounting Requirements
  • DOD SBIR Proposal Tips

You do not want to miss this impactful training and networking opportunity! Explore how you can contribute to our national defense challenges! 

Click HERE to see the event's agenda. Contact Veronica Clark at 615-253- 6381 or for more information. Register at