Workshop offers advice about securing grant funding for entrepreneurs

May 17, 2011

Penn State’s Small Business Development Center is offering a two-day training workshop for entrepreneurs, researchers and faculty who want to submit Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer proposals to secure funding within the next year.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs offer the federal government’s largest research and development grant and contract opportunities targeted to the small business community.

"The Secrets to Winning SBIR and STTR Proposals: A Technology and Commercialization Conference" will be held June 1-2 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in Innovation Park.

This unique, one-time program will offer detailed instruction on identifying SBIR and STTR opportunities and submitting a competitive proposal.

This workshop will be led by Roger S. Cohen, principal of Cohen International, a government contracting consultant and international business development firm. Cohen will coach entrepreneurs through the entire SBIR/STTR proposal development process. One-hour individual consulting sessions are available to qualified entrepreneurs at no cost on June 3.

The seminar is $75 per person for both days or $50 per person for one day, and preregistration is required. Interested participants should call 814-863-4293 or register at online.

The Penn State SBDC is part of a nationwide network of more than 1,000 centers. The Penn State SBDC provides free business assistance to small firms and business start-ups in Centre and Mifflin counties, enabling them to compete and grow in today’s highly competitive global economy. Penn State SBDC is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education. Penn State Outreach serves more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 114 countries worldwide.

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Last Updated May 19, 2011