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September 2, 2004
Contact: Steve Buchholz, Public Information Manager, 394-6082
SBIR Workshop Coming To South Dakota Tech
Rapid City Area Economic Development Partnership, Western Research Alliance, Genesis of Innovation and South Dakota Tech are sponsoring a workshop later this month to describe research and development business start-up opportunities.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) workshop is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the Surbeck Center at South Dakota Tech in Rapid City.
SBIR provides funding to domestic small businesses to engage in research and development that has the potential for commercialization. The program will award $2 billion to American small businesses and start-up companies this year.
The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the South Dakota SBIR Center will sponsor 18 awards of up to $3,500 each to assist businesses prepare proposals for SBIR proposals of up to $100,000.
During the Sept. 15 workshop, participants will learn about the SBIR program, meet the West River SBIR agent, Dale N. “Butch” Skillman, and learn about the proposal guidelines.
The organizers invite anyone interested. There is no charge to attend.
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