Ideas that Grow

USDA Small Business
Innovation Workshop

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Ideas that Grow

USDA Small Business
Innovation Workshop

This Virtual Event is free to attend,
register today!

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USDA Small Business Innovation Research


To Small Businesses


Phase I Awards


Phase II Awards

Interested in turning your innovative ideas into reality?

…..Then join us for a one-of-a-kind workshop designed to introduce you to the exciting opportunities with the USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. SBIR grants offer the opportunity to receive funding to conduct research and explore the possibilities for developing new products and services.

This program offers  competitively awarded grants up to $100,000 to qualified small businesses, to support innovative research that could have a significant public benefit in agriculture and community development. These small businesses include small and mid-sized farms, ranches and start-ups formed to solve a local problem such as water pollution, care for the elderly, or educating the young. Other
small businesses are started by scientists and engineers – many of whom graduated from the nation’s Land Grant Universities including the 1890 historically black colleges and universities and the 1994 tribal colleges and universities.

Come, learn, grow and gain a better understanding of the program and the resources available to assist you in proposal development, no matter where you reside. Proposals are due in October and will be accepted in the following topic areas

Workshops are scheduled on three consecutive days in July. Each are offered virtually – at various time during the day – so it will be easier for you to participate.

So stop sitting on that big idea, it’s time to grow!

Event Materials

USDA Workshop Presentation Materials

USDA Presentation

Workshop Worksheet

Session One: PTAC/SBDC

Anna Vulaj Fitzsimmons

Session Two: PTAC/SBDC

James F. Gerraughty

Session Three: 

Winifred McGee

Event Registration

To accommodate everyone’s schedules, we have three workshop options from which to choose. Please select one when registering.

Session 1: Tuesday, July 14th | 9am – 11:30am (EDT): CLOSED
Session 2: Wednesday, July 15th | 3pm – 5:30pm (EDT): CLOSED
Session 3: Thursday, July 16th | 6pm – 8:30pm (EDT): CLOSED

Registration is now closed