Georgia Tech hosts Feb. 1 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) forum

“Rethinking the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program” is the theme of a lunch time forum being sponsored by Georgia Tech on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.  The forum is free and open to the public.

The SBIR program is a key U.S. innovation initiative that provides funding for small businesses to conduct feasibility work that addresses various federal agencies’ missions.  The program is widely emulated around the globe, and Georgia has long sought to increase the participation of technology-based businesses. 

Just this past December, the SBIR program was reauthorized for an additional six years.  Program changes that were part of the Congressional reauthorization came out of a seminal review of the SBIR program led by Charles Wessner.

Dr. Wessner is the speaker for Georgia Tech’s Feb. 1st forum.  He is the Director of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The National Academies.

The forum is scheduled for 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 in the Hodges Room on the 3rd floor of the Centergy Building at Technology Square, 75 – 5th Street., NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.

For more information, call Lynn Willingham at 404-894-0730 or email   More details may be found by clicking here.