Research to Market Workshop
SBIR/STTR event was hosted by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Quinnipiac University with CT innovation and presented by Becky Aistrup.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) are programs that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Central to the program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. STTR's most important role is to bridge the gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations.
Becky was previously the SBIR/STTR Program Director for the Minnesota Science and Technology Authority. Her professional background includes over 20 years of experience working within the medical, biotech, advanced materials and electronics industries, and consulting with technology companies on SBIR/STTR funding. In the 1990’s, she served as Vice President, Business Development & Licensing for a successful SBIR firm, helping them strategically target proposals and develop Phase II commercialization plans. She is thoroughly versed in SRIR/STTR, with particular expertise in the Dept. of Defense, Dept. of Energy and USDA programs, and she also offers extensive experience in commercialization and marketing.