SBIR Road Tour

Calling Idaho Technology Startups and Small Business Innovators:
Learn How to Help Your Business through Government Grants 

The Idaho Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho Department of Commerce, is bringing the story of non-dilutive funding opportunities to six communities across Idaho.  Building upon the success of the National SBIR Road Tour stop at Boise State University in May, the Idaho SBIR Road Tour will feature subject experts, special speakers, 1-on-1 coaching and local guests.

If you’re an innovator, tech entrepreneur, researcher or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to access $2.5B in early stage technology funding through the SBIR and STTR programs and nearly $1M in commercialization grants to Idaho companies through the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM).

You’ll hear about partnering with the Idaho National Laboratory and the Department of Energy, and meet 1-on-1 with experts in small business funding, R&D and local resources.

Register For Your Local Event Today:

Salmon: Tuesday, August 1st

Idaho Falls: Monday, August 14th

PocatelloTuesday, August 15th

Twin FallsTuesday, August 29th

Lewiston: Thursday, October 19th

Coeur D’AleneFriday, October 20th

For more information, contact Idaho SBDC’s SBIR Program Manager, Dave McEwen, at


SBIR Road Tour

The 2017 National SBIR Road Tour was a Great Success!

More than 70 Idaho entrepreneurs and small business owners assembled at Boise State University on May 2nd, 2017 to hear the story of non-dilutive technology funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.  Individual program managers from 11 participating Federal Agencies, representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding, participated in this one-day event alongside technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across Idaho.

While this year’s National SBIR Road Tour is complete, there are many more SBIR-related training and informational sessions scheduled for the coming months.  Contact Idaho SBDC’s SBIR Program Manager, Dave McEwen, for more information at

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide approximately $2.5 billion annually in non-dilutive early-stage technology funding to small businesses. The SBIR Road Tour is an opportunity for tech startups, innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to learn how to access this funding, meet one-on-one with decision makers, and connect with local state innovation ecosystem members. This one-day event provides attendees, including women and minority entrepreneurs, the opportunity to engage with representatives from various SBIR/STTR agencies.