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USDA SBIR Program Supports Wisconsin Businesses

Wed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers competitively awarded grants to qualified small businesses to support high quality research related to important scientific problems and opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant public benefits.

Learn about the USDA SBIR program from Melinda Coffman, USDA SBIR Program Specialist. Melinda will cover the basic information of the program including the funding rates for Phase I and II, a description of USDA’s 10 topic areas, the application submission and peer review processes, and the solicitation timeline. There will be plenty of time to go through examples of funded projects and answer questions.

After Melinda's presentation there will be a question and answer session with two Wisconsin USDA SBIR awardees.

Who Should Attend: Companies operating in the remote sensor, autonomous technology, agricultural technology, biofuels, conservation, aquaculture, and food science spaces are encouraged to attend, as are all technology companies with a focus on rural development.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Topics • Forests and Related Resources

• Plant Production and Protection - Biology

• Animal Production and Protection

• Conservation of Natural Resources

• Food Science and Nutrition • Rural Development

• Aquaculture

• Biofuels and Biobased Products

• Small and Mid-Size Farms

• Plant Production and Protection – Engineering

More about the USDA SBIR Program.

More about Wisconsin's free support programs with goals to get your business funded.

Fee: No Cost