WHAT: This workshop will provide companies with information about the U.S. EPA's SBIR program, which awards incentive funding to small businesses to translate innovative ideas into commercial products that address important environmental problems. Other funding opportunities will also be discussed.
Representatives from SBIR, EPA, CincyTech, Dayton Development Coalition, Confluence—the new Water Technology Innovation Cluster, and other regional and state economic development organizations will provide information on funding opportunities in Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana, proposal development resources and assistance, and technology areas of interest. Networking sessions are planned to meet one-on-one with these organizations.
WHO'S ORGANIZING: Co-sponsored by U.S. EPA, CincyTech, and the Dayton Development Coalition, with support from the Small Business Administration and Confluence.
WHO'S INVITED: Technology companies and researchers interested in learning more about proposal requirements and review processes, past vendor experiences, and tips for submitting successful proposals under the EPA SBIR program and other state and regional funding opportunities.
WHEN: 1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday, March 26. Registration and networking begin at 12:00 noon
WHERE: EPA's Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center at 26 W. Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45268
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS: The 2013 EPA SBIR solicitation is focused on technologies to help achieve "net zero"—moving towards zero net consumption of water and energy and zero net production of waste. This concept crosscuts this year's SBIR topic areas: Water, Innovation in Manufacturing, Green Building, Waste Monitoring, Air Quality, Sustainable Utilization of Biomass, and Homeland Security. In addition, the solicitation will include water topics for drinking water; wastewater, stormwater and water reuse; and the water energy nexus and climate change. The solicitation for proposals opened March 15, 2012, and is available on the EPA SBIR website at www.epa.gov/ncer/sbir.
This workshop is cosponsored by EPA, CincyTech USA, and Dayton Development Coalition for the purpose of providing information on EPA's SBIR program and other regional funding opportunities and resources. EPA's cosponsorship of this event is not an endorsement of the products, services, or policy positions of these organizations.