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February 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tap into Billions in Funding

If you’re working on technology that would be of interest to federal agencies that participate in the SBIR program, you can’t afford to miss this event!


Each year, $4 billion is set aside annually for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. As a small business, manufacturer, inventor, or university researcher, you might be eligible to tap into this funding stream.


On February 29, the Monroe County Finger Lakes APEX Accelerator is bringing representatives from several federal agencies to NextCorps from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. During this event, you’ll have the chance to hear about the funding opportunities and resources that are available to help commercialize technologies, as well as how to apply for consideration.


See the full agenda and register here.



Participating Agencies & Resources


  • AFMC
  • Navy
  • DOE
  • DCAA
  • Cornell Center for Materials Research
  • RIT – Golisano Sustainability & Center of Excellence
  • SBA
  • University of Rochester / UR Ventures
  • FUZEHub

Among others…


  • Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
  • Time: 10 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: NextCorps, 260 East Main Street, 6th Floor, Rochester, NY 14604
  • Presented by: Monroe County Finger Lakes APEX Accelerator, NextCorps, and County Executive Adam Bello
  • Fee to attend: $20.00

        In collaboration with the Air Force, NYS ESD NYSTAR, University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology




Working Agenda

10:00 a.m.      Kick-off/Introductory Remarks

10:30               Multi-Agency Panel Discussion

11:30               Successful Awardees Panel Discussion

12:00 p.m.      Lunch Break/Networking

12:30               Resource Panel Discussion

1:30 p.m.        Matchmaker

4 p.m.              Adjourn



Who should attend:


  • Tech-based Small Business
  • Manufacturers
  • Engineers
  • University Researchers
  • Innovators / Inventors
  • SBIR / STTR Collaborators


Contact MCFL APEX with any questions – apex@monroecounty.gov


February 7
8:00 am - 5:00 pm