National SBIR/STTR conference comes to Portland, Nov. 13-15

The Micro-enterprise Inventors Program of Oregon (MIPO) and the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDC) will host the 2012 National Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference at the Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center in Portland from November 13 to 15. This conference will provide critical information to researchers and small businesses competing for SBIR/STTR grants and contracts, which amount to approximately $2.5 billion annually.  SBIR and STTR are competitive federal government programs that fund small businesses to develop innovative, high-risk technologies. The 2012 National SBIR/STTR Conference is expected to draw nearly 1,000 high-tech entrepreneurs from across the U.S., along with representatives from federal and state agencies, business development executives and university researchers.

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