More Resources for Small Businesses in the COVID Era
September 09, 2020
We 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!
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.
Check out this timeline of the Department of Energy's SBIR/STTR rounds that are coming up. These SBIR/STTR FOAs also include technology transfer opportunities.
The next round for DOD SBIR and STTR topics is coming up. Find active and upcoming BAAs will here.
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.
The Small Business Administration has great information for businesses facing challenges during this time, including loan options.
America Makes has several resources related to fighting COVID-19 with additive manufacturing, including a bridge connecting the need for medical PPE with manufacturers capable of 3D printing safe PPE for medical providers.
- Interested in learning more about UES' response to COVID-19? Read this guest blog article we wrote for Semi.
To stay up to date on the overall federal response, visit www.coronavirus.gov. Know of useful resources we didn't mention? Tell us about them in the comments!
Read also: What is Technology Transfer?