N.H. Technology & Innovation Forum and Matchmaker Conference May 22

By Janet Lathrop
UNH News Bureau

May 7, 2001

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- New Hampshire businesses will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with buyers from federal government agencies and major prime contractors at the New Hampshire Technology & Innovation Forum and Matchmaker Conference Tuesday, May 22, at the Grappone Conference Center, Marriott Courtyard, in Concord.

The conference begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. Managers from federal agencies with funding earmarked for small business research and development will outline several of the ways in which small businesses can access federal funding and/or sell to the government or its major prime contractors. They will also be available for individual consultation. During lunch, Roland Tibbetts, founder of the national Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, will be the keynote speaker.

The event is presented by the N.H. Small Business Development Center (SBDC), N.H. Procurement Technical Assistance Center, N.H. Industrial Research Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC is a joint venture between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the state of New Hampshire, the University System of New Hampshire and the private sector.

Registration is $69 before May 10 and $89 thereafter. For more information call the SBDC Manchester office at 624-2000 or at UNH in Durham, 862-2203.

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