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UNH and Partners Host Informational Sessions April 21 and 22 on Government Grants for Small Businesses
April 15, 2011
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DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire and its business partners will host a series of informational sessions for small businesses seeking government grants through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

The STTR and SBIR are grant programs targeted to small businesses to fund innovation, research and discovery of new methods, products, and processes. Grants are available from 11 federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and the National Institutes of Health. 

The informational sessions will be held as follows:

Proposal Preparation - Department of Defense/Department of Energy
Sponsored by the NH Innovation Research Center (NHIRC) and UNH Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization
Speaker: Lisa Kurek, BBC Consulting
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Piscataqua Room, Holloway Commons at UNH, Durham
Additional information: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1533327223

SBIRs/STTRs for Medical Device Development
Sponsored by the NH Bio/Medical Council
Speaker: Lisa Kurek, BBC Consulting
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Time: Networking 5:30 to 6 p.m., Presentation 6 to 7 p.m.
Location: Devine Millimet, 111 Amherst Street, Manchester, NH 03101
Additional Information: http://www.nhbiotech.com/events/2011/4/21/best-in-bio-series-sbirsttr-for-medical-devices

SBIR/STTR 101 Workshop
Sponsored by the NH Small Business Development Center and the NH High Technology Council
Speaker: Lisa Kurek, BBC Consulting
Date: Friday, April 22, 2011
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Nashua Technology Park, Innovative Way, Nashua, NH 03062
Additional Information: http://www.nhsbdc.org/sbirsttr-101

Kurek, managing partner at Biotechnology Business Consultants, has extensive experience in the biomedical technology field, including in product development, sales, sales management, product management and business development within the industry. She has experience in large, publicly held corporations as well as small entrepreneurial start-up companies.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.

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Media Contact: Lori Wright | 603-862-0574 | UNH Media Relations