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Learning to obtain small business seed funding

Current or emerging small business owners can learn how to obtain seed money for their business by attending the Small Business Innovation Research Workshop hosted by Purdue University Northwest’s Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center Tuesday, June 13.

The workshop is intended for any small business owner or principal investigator who seeks funding for research and development.

Half day program

The half-day workshop is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A discounted registration fee of $99 is being charged through May 31; the fee increases to $119 June 1. Register on line at

The workshop will offer insight into Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which provide more than $2.6 billion to small companies annually.

Information for making decisions

Attendees will obtain information about eligibility, sources of funding and tools for proposal development. Throughout the morning, participants also will gain understanding to determine if they should pursue a grant or contract proposal.

Additionally, one-on-one consultations will be available by appointment for $39 per quarter hour following the workshop between 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Other information about the workshop can be obtained by contacting Purdue Northwest Associate Director of the Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center Mont Handley by phone (219/989-2318) or email ([email protected]). To request a disability-related accommodation to attend, phone 219-989-2163 or e-mail [email protected].


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