UCF/State University System Host Successful Federal Funding Event

November 18, 2016


A huge thank you to the conference organizing committee. From left, Matthew Portnoy, SBIR/STTR program coordinator; Jennifer Shambrook, director of Contracts and Grants at UCF;  Emily Fitzgerald, executive coordinator, Contracts and Grants at UCF; Thomas O‘Neal, associate vice president for Commercialization and Innovation, UCF; Meaghan Sharp, program assistant intern;   Brent Jaquet, State University System Washington representative; and Robert Vinson, SBIR/STTR program manager.  Not pictured is Betty Royster, SBIR/STTR communications specialist.  Photo by Karen Norum.



More than 450 researchers and businesses attended the 18th annual U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Tech Transfer conference in Orlando. Small business entrepreneurs in the life sciences sector learned how to access more than $870 million of annual federal funding that is available to assist academic partnerships and build new businesses in biotechnology.  The conference was organized and co-hosted by the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research & Commercialization and the SUS Florida Board of Governors.



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