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MEDIA CONTACT:  Gisele Galoustian
561-297-2010, ggaloust@fau.edu

                                                          

FAU to Host Workshop to Assist Small Businesses in Acquiring Government Grants  

BOCA RATON, FL (September 26, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University’s Office of Technology Transfer in the Division of Research is hosting the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Workshop to assist small businesses in acquiring government grants. The workshop will be held on Friday, October 12, 2007, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of the Student Union Conference Center located at 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton.  

Facilitated by nationally renowned business consultants Jim and Gail Greenwood, the workshop will provide an introduction to the SBIR and STTR programs, two of very few grant programs which are available for small business development. The program will provide attendees with the framework for a four-step process for developing a competitive Phase 1 SBIR/STTR proposal and is designed for both newcomers to the program as well as more experienced companies that want to sharpen their proposal presentation skills. Workshop attendees will also learn about the Phase 0 grant program managed by Enterprise Florida which helps Florida businesses defray costs of SBIR/STTR proposal preparation. All attendees are eligible for a free critique of their Phase 1 proposal.

Presenting sponsors for the workshop include Akerman Senterfitt, the FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, BioFlorida, The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County and Enterprise Florida.

Advanced registration is $65 per person (by September 28) and seating is limited. For more information or to register for the workshop, visit www.fau.edu/research/ott/sbir/ or call 561-297-0673.  

About the Small Business Innovation Research - SBIR

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is a highly competitive three-phase award system which provides qualified small business concerns with opportunities to propose innovative ideas that meet the specific research and development needs of the federal government.

About the Small Business Technology Transfer - STTR

STTR is a highly competitive three-phase program that reserves a specific percentage of federal research and development funding for awards to small businesses in partnership with nonprofit research institutions to move ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace, to foster high-tech economic development and to address the technological needs of the federal government.

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