Innovation & Career Events

Making SBIRs Work for You – Tales from the Frontlines

DateTuesday, January 26, 2021 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Find out how to get funding for your startup through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program!

Register here.

The SBIR and STTR Programs

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. SBIR/STTR programs support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.

The program's goals are to:

  • Stimulate technological innovation.
  • Meet Federal research and development needs.
  • Foster and encourage participation in innovation and entrepreneurship by women and socially or economically disadvantaged persons.
  • Increase private-sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development funding.


Overview Presentation and Q&A Panel:

Learn about the program and hear from the folks at Qualcomm Institute about their experiences.

Moderator: Lovella Cacho, Partnerships and Outreach Manager, Qualcomm Institute

Patrik Schmidle, CEO of CARI Therapeutics

Molly Wofford, Senior Grant Writer, Qualcomm Institute

NOTE: Zoom link will be sent in advance of the webinar

Co-Hosted by Qualcomm Institute, celebrating their 20th anniversary at UC San Diego.

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