Introduction to the National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR/STTR Program will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. and Introduction to the Department of Defense SBIR/STTR Program will be held on Wednesday, June 9 at 1:00 p.m. Links to both webinars can be found at http://www.njeda.com/csit. Additionally, a recorded version of the webinar and copy of materials presented will be made available on the CSIT webpage following the event.
“Creating opportunities for young, innovative companies to leverage federal resources as they grow is key to fulfilling Governor Phil Murphy’s vision of recapturing New Jersey’s role as a leader in innovation,” said CSIT Executive Director Judith Sheft. “In 2020 alone, more than 125 early-stage New Jersey companies received SBIR/STTR awards totaling nearly $62 million. We encourage emerging businesses throughout the state to attend our upcoming webinars to discover how SBIR/STTR funding can help them develop and commercialize life-saving and life-enhancing technologies. This, in turn, will increase their competitiveness on the global stage and will lead to the creation of new jobs here in our state.”
The webinars announced today are the latest in a series of steps CSIT is taking to enhance the competitiveness of New Jersey businesses competing on the worldwide stage. CSIT’s Direct Financial Assistance Program awards grant funding to early-stage companies engaged with SBIR/STTR programs. Through two rounds of funding, CSIT has awarded a total of $825,000 to 29 New Jersey companies.