Save the Date – Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
5:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Our speaker this month is April Heyward, the Program Manager for the SC EPSCoR/IDeA (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and Institutional Development Awards) Program at the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA). At SC EPSCoR/IDeA, she develops, implements, and manages STEM funding programs and works with the K-12 sector, colleges and universities, industry, and small businesses to increase research capacity, research competitiveness, and the STEM workforce pipeline in South Carolina. April will share with us how the SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program provides small businesses with seed investments to foster competitive research and development (R&D) proposal submissions.
The Phase-0 program provides seed grants to small businesses seeking SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) support. The SBIR and STTR programs are two highly competitive award systems that provide small businesses with opportunities to propose innovative ideas that meet specific federal R&D needs. The Phase-0 Program has made investments in the areas of Advance Manufacturing; Advanced Materials; Digital Technologies; and Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics.