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UNO hosts workshop about receiving small business grants

Small businesses looking to receive federal grants to commercialize their innovative research are encouraged to attend an upcoming workshop hosted by the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC).

On Thursday, Aug. 28, the NBDC, which is part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Business, will host a workshop titled “Grants for Innovation and Entrepreneurship,” which is based on research grant programs offered across 11 different federal agencies.

Participants at the workshop will learn the details behind Small Business Innovation Research(SBIR) grants and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. Sessions will be hosted by several key SBIR and STTR experts including:

Frank Barros – Program manager for Department of Homeland Security SBIR and STTR grants.
David Sikora – Program manager for U.S. Air Force SBIR and STTR grants.
Jim Greenwood – Reviewer and consultant for SBIR and STTR grants.

Topics at the workshop will include how to make your proposals competitive, how to present a work plan and budget for a Phase I proposal, and overviews of the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense (U.S. Air Force) SBIR and STTR programs.

The workshop will run from 7:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. and be held at NCEE Labs, 4740 Discovery Dr., in Lincoln.

The cost for the workshop is just $19.95 for Nebraska attendees who register before the early bird deadline of Saturday, Aug. 23. After the early bird deadline, the cost jumps to $49.95. For out-of-state participants, the early bird cost is $59.95, which jumps to $89.95 after Aug. 23.

To register, please visit this link.

General questions should be directed to Marisol Rodriguez at 402.554.6270 or
Media requests should be directed to Charley Reed at 402.554.2129 or

About the University of Nebraska at Omaha 
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.

Press release courtesy of University Communications by Charley Reed.