RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Small Business and Technology Development Center will host its annual national funding conference April 30 through May 3 in RTP.

The event will feature representatives from the 11 federal agencies that participate in small business innovation research (SBIR) and small business technology transfer (STTR) programs.

Various recipients of federal grants through those programs will also be on hand to demonstrate technologies they have developed.

Program highlights include:

• Overview of SBIR/STTR assistance to Tech firms
• Facts About SBIR program
• Facts About STTR program
• Differences between SBIR and STTR
• SBIR Articles – Tips and Tricks
• Sample SBIR proposals
• SBIR Success stories
• SBIR Agency interviews
• SBIR Powerpoint Presentations
• Other information (solicitation deadlines; North Carolina awardees, etc.)
• SBIR/STTR Handbook
• SBIR Conferences & Workshops
• SBIR/STTR Newsletter Archives

For additional information, see the SBTDC Web site.