SBIR Road Tour


The 2016 SBIR Road Tour is coming to Arkansas on April 19. This is a rare chance to hear details about the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs directly from agency representatives and engage in one-on-one sessions with agency program managers to gather feedback on your project ideas.

sbir-road-tour-logoWho should participate:

  • Innovators
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Researchers
  • University Offices of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Small technology-based companies

ASBTDC will host the tour stop at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The afternoon session will include presentations and panel discussions by Arkansas resource providers and past awardees.

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through SBIR/STTR. The programs annually provide $2.5 billion in funding to small advanced technology firms to spur new technological discovery and facilitate commercialization of innovations. The tour will visit 15 states, and Arkansas is the first stop.

Federal agencies scheduled to participate:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • Department of the Navy
  • Department of the Air Force
  • Missile Defense Agency

For more information, contact Rebecca Norman at 501.683.7700 or

Don’t delay – register today! Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register Now