SBIR/STTR for Small Business, Government Contractors: (Webinar) 4/17/24

Are you a small business or inventor looking for a way to fund your technologically innovative idea? This workshop will explain how the Federal, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs can help move your innovation and business forward. Combined, these two federal funding programs make over $4 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually! Learn more about these unique federal funding opportunities, how they help businesses commercialize revolutionary solutions, and the key steps to creating a complete and compelling proposal.

Join our experts (Kelly S. Wylam, Exec. Director of PA’s Innovation Partnership (IPart) & Beth Ann Alboucq, MPA/CP, Program Manager, Southeastern PA APEX Accelerator)in this interactive workshop to learn what it takes to participate in the programs. We’ll review, eligibility requirements, participating agencies, the differences between SBIR and STTR, common misconceptions and more!

This training is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to pursue SBIR/STTR proposal development/funding and provides the tools to help begin the process.

What Attendees Will Learn:

  • Overview of the SBIR and STTR programs, including agency differences and application requirements,
  • Overview of Pennsylvania’s Innovation Partnership (IPart) SBIR/STTR Proposal Assistance.  IPart is PA’s statewide SBIR/STTR assistance   program (supported, in-part, by an SBA FAST grant),
  • Critical steps and tips to consider when preparing a strong proposal, and,
  • Question and Answer Session.

APEX Accelerators are Dept. of Defense-funded programs that assists businesses of all sizes with their government contracting needs. There are currently over 90 centers across the nation and U.S. territories.


Registration is required to attend. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.
Read more about this event HERE