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FAU’s Division of Research to Host Government Grant Assistance Workshop for Small Businesses

BOCA RATON, FL (July 23, 2012) — Florida Atlantic University’s Division of Research is hosting a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Workshop on Wednesday, July 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Engineering East building, room 213, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The SBIR/STTR workshop is designed to assist small businesses, start-up companies, and entrepreneurs apply for and acquire government grants. 

Facilitated by nationally renowned business consultant Jim Greenwood, the workshop will offer an introduction to the SBIR and STTR programs that provide more than $2 billion in grants and contracts each year to small and start-up companies, including grant framework development and critiques for Phase 1 SBIR/STTR proposals. Workshop attendees also will learn about the Phase 0 grant program managed by Enterprise Florida, helping Florida businesses defray costs of SBIR/STTR proposal preparation.

Workshop sponsors include FAU’s Division of Research, the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, and the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research.  Workshop marketing partners include Enterprise Development Corporation, FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, Florida Cleantech Acceleration Network, and the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

For media attendance, contact Beth Barak at 561-297-2311 or


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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