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There are now 14 federal agencies that will have representatives at the SBIR/STTR Road Tour event in St. Louis on August 18. Attendees can schedule one-on-one meetings with agency directors on a First Come- First Served basis. More than 70% of our current registrants are requesting one-on-one meetings – we anticipate that they will be totally full before the event. Time is of the essence!

  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Department of Commerce – National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Department of Defense – Air Force
  • Department of Defense – Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration (DARPA)
  • Department of Defense – Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • Department of Defense – Navy
  • Department of Defense – Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Examples of some Missouri companies that have received SBIR/STTR funding

This is an INCREDIBLY RARE opportunity for past and prospective applicants to learn more about the programs and increase the likelihood of their success. Please help us spread the word and encourage registration. Many thanks! Christy

SBIR/STTR Road Tour Registration Now Open! CET is proud to host the SBIR/STTR Road Tour on August 18, 2016 at Washington University-Simon Hall in partnership with BioSTL, Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at SIUE, MO PTAC St. Charles Eastern Region, MO Small Business Development & Technology Development Centers, MO S&T Technology Transfer & Economic Development St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, St. Louis Regional Chamber, St. Louis SBTDC/St. Louis Minority Business Council, Technology Entrepreneur Center/T-REX and the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Road Tour is designed to help small businesses access the support and resources they need to understand SBIR/STTR funding opportunities. One-on-One meetings with agency directors are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Local applicants who have been successful in tapping this valuable funding resource will share their stories. Mark your calendar and check out the event website for more information

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next step in TBI research: SLU Neuroscience Seminar/ AENC meeting

Campus has been working with Fort Leonard Wood’s hospital, Phelps County Regional Medical Center and other academic institutions to create a research portfolio addressing traumatic brain injuries (concussions included) which is an emerging research investment area in both civilian and military circles.

The next gathering is an all-day event hosted by St Louis University of September 7th to focus both on establishing the teams of experts to generate collaborative projects/proposals and the organization structure now labeled AENC (Acute Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium)

We are organizing a bus trip for those that would like to attend — contact Tupper.


  • Host:
    Thomas M. Malone
  • Phone:

Research & Technology Development Conference

You want this – no cost – register today at

The leaders and staff at Information Technology and Sponsored Programs worked together to pull together support mechanisms to make your research faster, easier to organize, less expensive, expand your capabilities, and make you more competitive.

You want to catch this start of the year SHOWCASE of research expediting for three reasons:

  1. The data tools and advanced computing that you can tap with your choice of how deeply you want to be drive the hardware and software from ‘take care of it’ to ‘let me get my hands on your high performance machines’.
  2. The collaborative tools from connectivity with off-campus partners to drones, sensor fabricators and network builders to hire.
  3. The creative works of staff with hustle, very focused student workers, and communications platforms.

S&T stood up it research support services six years ago and it has become the model in the Midwest. Putting all this in front of campus for a two-day event is one of the best ways S&T can institutionally support your work.  Register – come – and grab these enviable capabilities.  I strongly encourage you to attend and bring your research students. You may invite your off-campus collaborators. But register now so we can do a great job in making this happen.

the SBIR Road Tour

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TTED works to increase small business participation in funding opportunity

The office of technology transfer and economic development (TTED) at Missouri S&T is co-sponsoring the SBIR Road Tour, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 18, in St. Louis. The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to promote the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Missouri S&T and other innovation supporters in regions who have historically underutilized the opportunities provided through the SBIR/STTR programs, such as Missouri, are using the SBIR Road Tour as a way to get technology-based small businesses in their communities, particularly women and minority-owned technology businesses, engaged with the SBIR/STTR programs. During the SBIR Road Tour, representatives from small businesses will have the opportunity to meet directly with SBIR/STTR program managers and learn about the innovation support infrastructure within the state.


Fall 2016 Faculty Calendar

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CIES Guest Seminar Aug 12

Ozbay Webinar - 8-12-16

2016 C.I.E.S. Transportation Infrastructure Conference


Date: Friday, November 19, 2016

Location: Havener Center, Missouri S&T

  • Please let Dr. Khayat know if you are interested in presenting
    and/or have a suggestion for keynote speakers.

More details to follow.  Please mark your calendars. tc

NIH Regional Conference Chicago October 26

Should  we organize a group trip from Missouri S&T? Who’s interested?

Join Us in Chicago to Learn About NIH Program Funding and Grants Administration

In the spring, I attended my first NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. I greatly enjoyed meeting with a diverse group of scientists and science administrators. During two “Open Mike” sessions, I had the opportunity to engage in rich conversations with attendees on topics I frequently include on this blog. The conversations were enjoyable and insightful – there’s nothing like discussing such important issues like funding trends, research accountability, and grants policy face-to-face with new and early career scientists.

At the seminar, which was held in Baltimore, I also attended a few other sessions, to get a sense of the breadth of topics and advice presented since. Dr. Erica Brown led an interactive session on finding and understanding funding opportunity announcements; she offered terrific advice on how to hone in on key information, and how this information can help you in seeking NIH funding. Dr. Neil Thakur and colleagues led a highly informative session on the NIH public access policy.

Why am I writing about a seminar that took place in May? Because I have some good news for those of you who didn’t get a chance to come to Baltimore! NIH is hosting a second Regional Seminar this year, from October 26-28 in Chicago. Once again, over the course of two days, approximately 60 NIH & HHS review, grants, program, and policy officials will be providing sessions on over 40 different topics in 3 different tracks: Administrators, New Investigators, and All Interests. Pre-seminar workshops are offered on topics such as human research protections, electronic research administration, intellectual property, and even an administrator’s boot camp.

Our attendees especially speak highly of how the seminar provides opportunities to sit down and talk to NIH and HHS experts in person, through our 1:1 “Meet the Expert” sessions which take place throughout the seminar.

Registration is open now. If you’re a research administrator or investigation new to working with NIH grants, or if you’re looking to brush up on grants policy and understanding the breadth of NIH funding programs, I encourage you to take a look at the agenda, and meet us in Chicago this fall! If these dates don’t work for you, keep up-to-date on upcoming seminars via the NIH Regional Seminar Home Page.

Webinar on Plant Genome Editing and Engineering

Dear colleagues

FYI…some of you may be interested in this free webinair about genome editing…note that one of MU’s own is participating.  The subject matter is plants but, of course, the methods are really generic.

Sign up is free and currently open.


Note that this is being done under the auspices of the new Current Protocols in Plant Biology journal being published by Wiley (, Let me know if you would like to contribute a protocol to this journal.

Gary Stacey, MU

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