Sunday, November 1, 2009

Programs for Those Involved with Technology


For Immediate Release September 29, 2009
Contact: Joe Podolinski Phone: 724.437.7913

The Fayette-Washington Keystone Innovation Zone is announcing a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) event intended for interested businesses, faculty members, and administrators from California University of Pennsylvania, Penn State Fayette and Washington & Jefferson College

The event is a collaborative effort by California University of PA, Penn State Fayette and Washington & Jefferson College and the FWKIZ. The SBIR/STTR event will be held at the Kara Alumni House, on the campus of California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA on Wednesday, November 3, 2009. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. with the event running from 4:00 – 6:00 p. m. Greg Rice from the University of Pittsburgh’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will deliver the presentation.
Every year, the SBIR & STTR programs have $2.5 billion dollars available. Joe Podolinski coordinator of the FWKIZ states “ this is a tremendous opportunity for interested businesses and faculty from CUP, PSF and W&J to learn the requirements of these programs to determine if they have solutions and technologies that will be applicable.
Attendees will not only learn the basics of SBIR/STTR, they will also learn pre-qualification issues, steps for applying, proposal writing tips that make your innovation stand out and strategies to make their technology appealing to fund providers, and participating federal agencies”.
Businesses and faculty interested in attending this event should contact Joe Podolinski at 724.437.7913 or email him at

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