Do you or your company have a technology innovation concept that involves biomedical and behavioral research? And are you seeking funding for product development? Then you should plan to attend the 2011 Regional NIH (National Institutes of Health) SBIR/STTR full day workshop on October 20th. In additon, if you are a women-owned, minority-owned or disabled veteran-owned Connecticut technology company or manufacturer, your $40 attendance fee will be waived. But you must pre-register.

So what is the role of the Connecticut SBIR Office? It helps Connecticut's small businesses learn about the funds available to them from the Federal Government's three-phase program for eligible companies involved with technology innovation.

At this event, you will meet Dr. Matthew Portnoy, who heads NIH's SBIR/STTR Program. NIH is looking for exceptionally creative researchers with ideas that challenge conventional thinking and practice in biomedical and behavioral research. He and others will provide critical insights into the strategies for winning millions of dollars in federal NIH grants.

If you are a technology company or innovative manufacturer,

Register now -- especially if you would like to discuss your technology with Dr. Portnoy during a private, one-on-one meeting. These will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis for technology companies. There are only a few spaces left.

You will receive information that can only be garnered at an event like this. There will be networking opportunities too!

Location: UConn Health Center, Cell and Genome Sciences Building, 400 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06032

Parking: Free - right at the facility.

Directions: Please visit their website at

Cost: $40 per person has been waived for qualifying companies: includes breakfast, lunch and breaks

When: October 20, 2011, 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Contact Information:

Merrie London; 860-257-2894,

Roberta Rossi: 860-257-2338,

Feel free to spread the word to your colleagues as well.