SBIR Expert Panel

Monday, November 13, 2023 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Florida APEX Accelerator Expert Speaker Series and the Central Florida Tech Grove are excited to present “SBIR Explained”, a three-part webinar series dedicated to explaining the federal innovation and research programs.

The three series topics are:

  • October 10 (1-3 p.m.): “How to Get Started with SBIRs” 
  • October 24 (1-3 p.m.): “Tips and Tricks to Get a Phase I SBIR Award”
  • November 13 (1-3 p.m.): “SBIR Expert Panel”

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funds are offered by the 11 largest federal agencies/institutions to help spur innovation and growth in government programs and in the economy overall. The current SBIR agencies are: Transportation, Agriculture, EPA, Commerce, Energy, Education, National Science Foundation, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, NASA, and the Department of Defense.

Our Speaker and Moderator will be Dr. Tracy Boyd, SBIR/STTR Coordinator at the Central Florida Tech Grove. The Central Florida Tech Grove is a partnership between the Naval Air Warfare Center Training System Division (NAWCTSD) and the University of Central Florida (UCF) Research Foundation. The Central Florida Tech Grove is a physical and virtual space based in Research Park near the UCF campus and is designed to help the government, industry and academic collaborate and accelerate the delivery of innovative solutions to the warfighter. Learn more here

The Florida APEX Accelerator at UCF provides no cost consulting services to small business government contractors in Central Florida. The APEX Accelerator at UCF also provides training, networking and research tools in support of government contracting. You can learn more at

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