The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will co-host a webinar on August 25, 2022, on Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding opportunities for water nanotechnologies. Small businesses and academic researchers will have an opportunity to hear from some of the federal agencies that fund water technologies, with a special focus on investments in nanotechnology-enabled solutions. The SBIR and STTR programs fund a diverse portfolio of startups and small businesses across technology areas and markets to stimulate technological innovation, meet federal research and development (R&D) needs, and increase commercialization to transition R&D into impact. During the webinar, representatives from EPA, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide an overview of their current and upcoming SBIR/STTR funding opportunities for water nanotechnologies. The agencies’ presentations will be followed by a question and answer session. Jean Balent, EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division, will moderate the panel. Speakers will include:
- April Richards, Program Manager, SBIR Program, EPA;
- Heather Henry, Ph.D., Health Science Administrator, NIEHS;
- Genevieve Lind, Ph.D., Program Manager, SBIR Program, NOAA; and
- Rajesh Mehta, Ph.D., Program Director, SBIR/STTR Program, NSF.
Registration is now open.