United States Small Business Administration
Strategic Alliance Memorandum
Washington, DC - The MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM). The agreement allows the non-profit organization and the federal government agency to collaborate and leverage resources to increase engagement with Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) and Small Business Concerns (SBC) across the nation. Aligned under the common mission of engaging diverse talent to promote innovation, research, and commercialization, the partnership’s purpose is to strengthen and expand small business development pipelines from underrepresented pools of science and engineering talent.
The mission of the SBA is to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business by providing financial, contractual and business development assistance and advocating on their behalf within the government. The mission of MSRDC is to facilitate research funding opportunities for our members. The facilitation for our members start with an understanding of what best practices have led to successful awards and determination of what barriers have prevented success.
MSRDC and SBA presented a webinar on the basics of SBIR/STTR programs and provided insight on how to maximize your one-on-one meetings with federal agency PMs (link below). Once you have reviewed these resources, register for the 2020 Regional SBIR Weeks on the SBIR Road Tour Website (link below).
Resources for the 2020 Regional SBIR Weeks
- Identify potential agencies for your idea or technology and watch pitches here
- Tips for 1-on-1 meetings with Program Managers here
Once you have reviewed these resources, register for the 2020 Regional SBIR Weeks, and please indicate your heard about the SBIR/STTR programs from MSRDC.
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