LIMA — Rhodes State College’s Northwest Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Center will hold an informational event for small businesses from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Hancock County Area Chamber of Commerce, 123 E. Main Cross St., Findlay.
Businesses can register by calling 419-995-8283.
Rhodes State College’s Northwest Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is hosting a special informational event for small businesses interested in learning how to tap into three-billion dollars of potential funding available through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. This event will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Findlay Hancock County Area Chamber of Commerce located at 123 East Main Cross Street in Findlay, Ohio. Businesses may register online at: https://www.center-gateway.com/#/events or by calling (419) 995-8283.
The SBIR/STTR programs provide early stage funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas such as unmanned systems, advanced materials, health, cybersecurity and defense. The SBIR/STTR programs execute over 5,000 new awards annually, which allow innovators to advance new technologies and are credited for creating thousands of new jobs. The Northwest Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Center helps small businesses obtain federal, state and local government contracts. It is funded by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, Ohio Development Services Agency and Rhodes State College.
“A SBIR grant was instrumental in creating the company 23 and Me that many of us have seen advertising on TV,” said Northwest Ohio PTAC Coordinator Kent Kahn. “With SBIR grant funding to enhance its genetic research, last year 23 and Me generated sales of $475 million!”