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ATDC Lunch & Learn: Basics of SBIR/STTR Funding


Augusta University’s Office of Innovation Commercialization and are welcoming back Connie Casteel from ATDC on September 25th for a Lunch and Learn presentation on the basics of SBIR/STTR funding.  The Lunch and Learn presentation will be from 12-1pm and Connie will be meeting for one-on-one office hours from 1-4pm.  Individuals should contact her directly to reserve a time slot at   

*Registration information will be shared with our event partners, ATDC and Augusta University’s Office of Innovation Commercialization.

Presentation Abstract:

Need funding to advance your research from lab to product?  The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs provide funding to transform basic research into market-ready products; it helps ready your innovations for commercialization.

Not sure if SBIR/STTR is appropriate for you or your company? The “What is SBIR?” Info Session is designed for those that know little or nothing about SBIR or STTR.  Come to this overview to learn about the programs and see how it might be helpful for your research. This session will be a starting point for anyone considering SBIR/STTR funding.


Connie’s Bio:

Connie Casteel helps ATDC (Advanced Technology Development Center) clients around the state understand and secure federal funding from the federal Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs – highly competitive research awards up to $1.5 million. As an interface with Georgia’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP), she also helps connect ATDC startup companies with manufacturing resources. Connie’s background is in proposal development, competitive intelligence, data management, and innovation. Connie began her Georgia Tech career helping to support technology transfer of NASA-developed innovations for three southeastern NASA field centers (Kennedy, Marshall, and Stennis), as well as promoting NASA SBIR/STTR. Prior to her work at Georgia Tech, Connie was employed by TMP’s Executive Search Division and Solvay Pharmaceuticals. Connie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia and her MLIS from the University of South Carolina.

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Earlier Event: September 25
Founders Circle
Later Event: September 26
Augusta Developer