More Resources for Small Businesses in the COVID Era

September 09, 2020

Person looking up resourcesWe gathered some helpful resources for navigating SBIR/STTR opportunities during COVID-19 in April, and were happy small businesses found them helpful. Since many of those deadlines have now passed, we wanted to create an updated list of virtual events, important deadlines, and helpful information. Take a look at them, and let us know in the comments if you know of other things we should include here!

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Virtual Events

Events may not look like they used to, but not everything is cancelled. Check out these upcoming virtual events you can tune into from anywhere.

  • Dayton Startup Week (September 21-25) offers a full week of sessions for startups and small businesses on a variety of topics. Take a look at their Med Tech and Defense tracks, and don't miss the panel on Women in Defense, featuring UES President and CEO Nina Joshi that Friday.

  • The Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (October 20-23) is an exciting week of collaboration, technical design challenges, speakers, and more, all focused on advanced manufacturing. Wherever you are, discover new technologies and insights from thought-leaders across government, industry, academia, and small businesses – delivered straight to your digital device.

  • Many Navy SBIR events, including the Navy SBIR Tours, have gone virtual. Check out the Navy SBIR event schedule to see when they're "coming" to you!

SBIR and STTR Timelines and Deadlines

Make sure you don't miss an SBIR opportunity by keeping these dates in mind.

Information and More Resources

These resources can help you with anything from general guidance, to funding and loan options, to how you can join the fight against COVID-19 through additive manufacturing.

To stay up to date on the overall federal response, visit Know of useful resources we didn't mention? Tell us about them in the comments!

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