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Daylong Workshop Focuses on How Technology-Based Businesses Can Win Grants to Grow

A workshop for research and innovation based businesses will be hosted by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center. Nationally recognized speaker John Davis, who has assisted over 100 businesses win Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant awards, will conduct the seminar.


Technology-based companies, small- to medium-sized manufacturing businesses, researchers, and faculty seeking funding for research and development are encouraged to attend. These funding sources provide an excellent opportunity to win a grant to jumpstart business growth.

The workshop focuses on SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer, government research and development programs that offer over $2 billion a year to technology-based companies for commercializing technological innovations.

Participants will learn how to develop effective proposals, how to best target agencies and topic opportunities, and receive entrepreneurial advice.

When: Friday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: The Chamber of Commerce Inc., 5000 Brooktree Rd. #1000, Wexford, PA 15090

Cost: $175, including breakfast, lunch and 100-page workbook, How to Win an SBIR Grant

Information: Register at www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633. Class is limited to 25.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.