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Road Tour Brings Government Experts Together to Share How to Access $2.5 Billion in Federal and State R&D Grants


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Announces 2018
Road Tour Dates For Idaho's Small Technology Businesses

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:

  • Fort Hall – September 13
  • Challis – September 14
  • Sandpoint – September 17
  • Moscow – September 18
  • Rexburg – September 24
  • Ketchum – September 25
  • Nampa – September 26
  • Boise Startup Week – October 18 - 19

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: or

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

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