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The USDA is offering another opportunity for Tennessee small businesses to recieve SBIR and STTR grants. If you have a high-tech product or service and are looking for ways to secure some cash to help you move it to the marketplace, then you should sign up for this FREE webinar provided by Mark Henry of Grow Emerging Companies LLC.

The anticipated topic areas are:

  • Forests and Related Resources
  • Plant Production and Protection – Biology
  • Animal Production and Protection
  • Soil and Water Resources
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Rural Development
  • Aquaculture
  • Biofuels and Biobased Products
  • Small Mid Size Farms
  • Plant Production and Protection – Engineering

The event will provide information on applying for the SBIR and STTR grants, with emphasis on the USDA opportunity, as well as the Tennessee Technology Development Coprporation’s (TTDC) Phase 0/00 programs.

Currently, Tennessee only wins one USDA SBIR/STTR award annually! USDA’s topic areas are very broad and cover nearly every aspect of rural life. They offer an SBIR/STTR solicitation once a year, with proposals due late August or early September. The solicitation should be posted on their site by the end of June.

TTDC’s Phase 0/00 programs assist qualified Tennessee firms in finding SBIR/STTR opportunities and in applying for “Phase I” and “Phase II” funding that can total $1 million or more.

The date is set for July 6th, from 11 am to 12:30 pm CDT. Click here to register.

Now, go forth and innovate.