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Research Grants

SBIR Road Tour: Seeding America's Future Innovations

Date and Time

Friday 09/20/2019 8:00AM to 3:00PM EDT
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Riggs Alumni Center, University of Maryland
7801 Alumni Dr.
College Park, MD 20742

Registration Deadline

Sunday 09/15/2019 9:00AM EDT


America's Seed Fund (the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs) annually provides approximately over $3 billion in non-dilutive early-stage technology funding. The SBIR Road Tour is an opportunity for tech innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to learn how to access this funding, meet one-on-one with decision makers, and connect with local state innovation ecosystem members.

EPA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

EPA's People Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Program

SBIR Road Tour: Seeding America's Future Innovations Exit

About April Richards
April Richards is the Program Manager of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program for the US EPA.  The EPA’s SBIR program focuses on developing and commercializing innovative technologies that address the Agency’s mission of protecting human health and the environment. April is also the Team Lead for the People Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Program which supports college teams to design sustainable solutions to environmental issues.

April has worked as a fellow on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee where she provided technical expertise on environmental issues.  She worked for five years in private industry with an environmental engineering consulting firm in Florida primarily in the area of drinking water treatment.  She has a Master’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering and is a professional engineer.