SBIR/STTR Summit | Tech Parks Arizona


The Federal funding programs Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), provide over $2.6 billion each year for R&D to qualified small businesses. Over $41 million went to Arizona-based companies in 2017. These grants can provide non-dilutive funding that can bring both capital and opens doors. SBIR STTR Summit 2019-Final.png

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) provides grant funding and other resources to small and innovative companies in Arizona to assist in commercialization.

The University of Arizona has several programs to fund and support bringing research into the market.


Do you know about the SBIR/STTR programs and what it takes to participate in this competitive process? Did you know that the state of Arizona has resources and funding available for companies like yours? Do you know if angel and VC funding are viable options for you? Have you considered leveraging pitch-prize money as seed funding? Do you know what it takes to commercialize your product or technology? Learn about different funding options for STEM-focused ventures and how to get your product or service into the hands of customers. Many of these programs provide non-dilutive funding that brings capital and opens doors for development.


Experience how your technology or research fits governmental or commercial needs. Meet individually with on-site SBIR/STTR program managers. Identify how you could receive funding directly from governmental representatives. Hear from entrepreneurs and STEM business owners on how they have successfully navigated and secured funding through this competitive process.


Connect to the resources which will support you throughout the funding and commercialization process. Southern Arizona has a supportive environment with a plethora of resources including: entrepreneurial mentors, small business consultants, grant writers, application reviewers, legal resources, accounting services and workforce development providers.

Confirmed Program Managers on site (sign up early to get your spot for 1-on-1 meeting):

  • DARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • US Navy
  • ARPA- E
  • DoD - Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) SBIR/STTR Program
  • NIH - National Institutes of Health

Learn about these and other funding opportunities, talk with experienced companies and connect with networks in order to navigate the complex process of funding and commercializing your technology.


$50.00 Early Bird 

$80.00 after March 17 and at the door.

A breakfast and lunch will be served.


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