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Transitioning Academic Research to the Market Place 

2 PM, Tuesday, January 22

Lewis & Clark Room, Student Union 

SBIR/STTR - America's Seed Funds

 The SBIR & STTR programs enable eleven federal agencies to make over 5,500 grants and contracts annually to fund develop of innovative products and processes.  Each year these programs provide $3B to technology-based small businesses making SBIR/STTR the largest source of equity-free financing in the world.

South Dakota State University is hosting a 2-hour seminar to inform faculty and graduate students about the opportunity SBIR & STTR provide to advance academic research to the market place, thereby growing the nation and South Dakota's economy and creating high-wage jobs for talented graduates.


2 PM - SBIR Overview - Gary Archamboult, South Dakota SBIR Program Director, will present an overview of the SBIR & STTR programs and provide insights to assist forming partnership with industry and preparing competitive SBIR & STTR proposals.

3 PM - NSF I-Corp - Dr. Qiquan Qiao will present an overview of the NSF I-Corp Program, his team, and their current I-Corp project.  I-Corp is a funding program that NSF and other federal agencies utilize to help academics determine if their research has commercial potential.

3:15 PM - Dr. Bill Gibbons will present an overview of his experiences with SBIR and how the SDSU Tech Transfer Office can assist faculty with SBIR/STTR applications.

3:30 PM - Dwaine Chapel will provide an overview of physical and mentoring resources available thru SDSU Research Park.

3:45 PM - Q&A

This event is open to Faculty and Graduate Students and is Free of Charge

Research Forums

-All forums are in the Briggs Library at the Daschle Center

Forum Dates and Topics - Spring Semester 2019

February 19th 2019 (Tuesday) @ 10:00am: The Engagement of Undergraduates in Faculty Research Scholarship and Creative Activity

March 21st 2019 (Thursday) @ 2:00pm: Best practices in Public-Private Partnering

April 26th 2019 (Friday) @ 3:00pm: Topic - To be announced

Save the Date

3rd Annual Eastern South Dakota Research Symposium

Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Sanford Center (2301 E. 60th St. North, Sioux Falls, SD)

Join a wide variety of researchers from the area's leading institutions to promote cutting-edge research and foster scientific collaboration.

The symposium will include sessions on Transdisciplinary & Team Science Research, Basic & Biomedical Research, and Social & Behavioral Research, as well as a poster session for researchers at all levels.

More details on registration and agenda to come.