Webinar looks at harnessing federal R&D dollars

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Small technology-based manufacturing businesses have the potential and the opportunity to bring next generation, high margin products to the marketplace, but paying for costly R&D is often beyond the financial capabilities and internal resources of the business. But there is help available for small businesses thanks to federal R&D investments.

The Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network is holding a free interactive webinar from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 24 on how to target federal R&D investments through the $2.5 billion Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs. Each project has the potential to be awarded up to $850,000 in federal funding that supports product development efforts that may lead to follow-on government contracts.

During the webinar, attendees will learn about federal research funding leading to commercialization, what you need and how to write a competitive research proposal, who’s needed on a technical team to be competitive and how WEN can help companies be successful in these programs.

If interested in attending or for more information, please contact Kurt Waldhuetter of WEN at [email protected] or by calling (920) 496-2116.