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SBIR/STTR at USDA with NIFA Program Specialist, Dr. Nurun Nahar!

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

A Montana Innovation Partnership SBIR/STTR webinar – Join us on April 6 to meet with Melinda Coffman, Program Coordinator for USDA SBIR/STTR

We’re excited to host a virtual information session from noon to 1:00 pm MT on Thursday, April 6, 2023 on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) funding opportunities designed for innovators like you!

The USDA SBIR program team will provide a detailed overview on funding opportunities and other commercialization resources that food and agricultural technology experts can use to advance their projects. This presentation is appropriate for those who are interested in bringing their business and/or research ideas to life. Topics to be covered include:

• New and current funding opportunities• Application tips and suggestions• Commercialization resources for applicants and awardees

Following the presentation there will be time for Q&A with the USDA SBIR program team.

New Presenter! Dr. Nurun Nahar has been with NIFA as a Program Specialist since December 2021. Prior to joining NIFA, Dr. Nahar was an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University. Her research focused on the sustainable use of agricultural resources for food, chemicals, fuel, biomaterials, and biochemical production. She holds a B.S. in Biology, M.S. in Soil Science, and Ph.D. in Environmental and Conservation Science. Her academic backgrounds and skillsets are relevant to biological sciences that combine physical, chemical, and biological interactions of plants, microbes, and soils to ensure economic development while maintaining a sustainable environment. Dr. Nahar is passionate about identifying and addressing hurdles in growing tech and agribusinesses. Within the USDA Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, she can combine her passion for supporting the agricultural industry.

This event and the Montana Innovation Partnership powered by TechLink are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration with additional program support from the Montana Department of Commerce and Montana State University.

Contact Ann Peterson for more information, (406) 994-7788 or techlinksbir@montana.edu.


April 6
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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