BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Idaho Small Business Development Center, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Idaho Department of Commerce announced today the dates for the annual SBIR Idaho Road Tour. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour will discuss state and national grant programs available to small businesses across the state of Idaho.
The SBIR Road Tour is an opportunity for technology startups, innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to learn how to access $2.5 billion in early stage non-dilutive technology funding, meet one-on-one with decision makers, and connect with local state innovation ecosystem members. Individuals can also learn about the $1 million in commercialization grants available through the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM), and collaboration opportunities with the Department of Energy through the Idaho National Laboratory.
“The SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funds are available each year to Idaho’s small technology companies. These funds encourage domestic small businesses to take on high-growth technology research and development challenges, and launch new products. The Idaho SBIR Road Tour allows entrepreneurs and small business owners to connect with experts, ask questions, and see if they qualify for this amazing program,” stated Dave McEwen, SBIR Program Manager, Idaho Small Business Development Center.
The SBIR Road Tour will stop in multiple locations throughout the state:
To learn more about the Small Business Innovation Research program or to register for the free event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Commerce’s IGEM program, visit: www.idahosbdc.org/roadtour or contact DaveMcEwen@boisestate.edu.
About the Idaho SBDC
The Idaho Small Business Development Center has been empowering business owners and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through no-cost, confidential consulting and affordable business training. The Idaho SBDC serves 44 counties and is part of the nation’s largest business assistance programs covering all US states and territories. The Idaho SBDC offers specialty programs in government contracting, technology commercialization, environmental regulations, exporting and cyber security. www.idahosbdc.org
Erin Johansen, 208-426-1636