New York MEP SBIR Workshop Series

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Did you know that there is $2 billion available to small businesses for innovation in research and new product development? The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs provide federal funding for your innovation. Participate in our workshop series taking place across New York State and find out how to apply.


Who should attend

  • Manufacturers developing innovative new products
  • Entrepreneurs seeking to start a technology business
  • University researchers developing their technology
    with small business partners
  • Phase I award winners planning a Phase II proposal
  • Past Phase I applicants who have not yet won an award


Are you eligible for SBIR Funding?

Interest in and committed to 3+ years of research, with potential partnerships at a university.

Truly innovative idea that has major market potential, but may not be technically feasible (what the Phase 1 will prove/disprove), for which it would cost approximately $100,000 to test its feasibility.

Topics applicable to defense, health, manufacturing, energy, agriculture, aerospace, education, Homeland Security, EPA.

Company at least 51% U.S. owned

Fewer than 500 employees

Principal Investigator in the company with the capabilities and background to carry out the technical aspects of the research.

About the Presenter

Marcie Sonneborn will lead this important workshop. An SBIR/STTR specialist based in Central New York’s Technology Development Organization, Marcie conducts workshops around New York State for companies interested in federal technology programs and also provides one-on-one assistance to companies and entrepreneurs to help them to coordinate the proposal preparation process.

SBIR Workshop in the North Counrty
April 14, 2017 • 9:00AM-12:00PM • Clarkson University

SBIR Workshop in the Capital Region
March 24, 2017 • 9:00AM-12:00PM • UAlbany

SBIR Workshop in the Southern Tier
February 10, 2017  •  Binghamton University

SBIR Workshop in New York City
December 12, 2016 • 9:00AM-12:00PM • 83 Maiden Ln., 2nd floor, New York City.