October 25 is the final day to apply for grant funding from the USDA NIFA Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (SBIR/SBTT).
The USDA SBIR/STTR programs focus on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. Unlike fundamental research, the USDA SBIR/STTR programs support small businesses in the creation of innovative, disruptive technologies and enable the application of research advancements from conception into the market. The STTR program aims to foster technology transfer through formal cooperative R&D between small businesses and nonprofit research institutions.
Projects dealing with agriculturally-related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR/STTR topic areas.
For more information or to apply, visit the program webpage, or contact Melinda Coffman by email or phone (816-854-0299).