Government, Green Chemistry, and You: Finding and Securing Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Funding from the EPA – September 24, 2009
ACS Webinars: Business and Innovation Channel
“Government, Green Chemistry, and You: Finding and Securing Small
Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Funding from the EPA”
A half-hour presentation followed by Q&A with speaker April Richards, Deputy Director of the SBIR Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is an opportunity for scientist professionals, entrepreneurs, and small/medium businesses to learn about priority funding areas and to get tips on how to create successful proposals.
What You Will Learn
- Tips and Strategies to find EPA SBIR priority funding areas in environmental technology
- What EPA SBIR has supported in the area of green chemistry and engineering
- How to submit a successful SBIR proposal to government agencies
-And much more…
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
About The Presenter
April Richards is the Deputy Director of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Congress established the SBIR program in 1982 to get small businesses more involved in federally-funded research. Today, eleven federal government agencies have SBIR programs. The EPA’s SBIR program focuses on developing and commercializing technologies needed to solve high-priority environmental problems in areas such as water and air pollution control, pollution prevention, climate change, environmental monitoring, nanotechnology and homeland security. April has worked as a fellow on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee where she provided technical expertise on environmental issues. Prior to that, she worked for five years in private industry with an environmental engineering consulting firm in Florida primarily in the area of drinking water treatment. April holds a Master’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering and is a licensed, professional engineer.
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