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vermont technology council

Vermont SBIR

For nearly 25 years, federal Small Business Innovation Research programs have served as a vital source of research and development funding for high-tech companies.

Vermont’s Science and Technology Plan, emphasized the crucial role that SBIR programs could play in the growth of technology-based business.

SBIR outreach has taken place in Vermont ever since, initially through Vermont EPSCoR.

In 1999, the Vermont Technology Council and several partner organizations created our state’s first comprehensive SBIR outreach program. The program, now led by the Vermont Small Business Development Center, has provided workshops and forums, an outreach website, and mentoring.