Dr. Figueroa introduces the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (NSF SBIR) program, and puts the program into context. This is your opportunity to learn how to obtain the no-dilution, no-debt startup capital you need for Research and Development, and early stage commercialization. This event features small group formatting with ample time to ask questions. NSF SBIR is run out of the National Science Foundation's Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, Directorate for Engineering (aka NSF ENG/IIP), and is currently soliciting applications.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Figueroa joined the National Science Foundation in July 2002 as a Program Manager in the Small Business Innovation Research Program after spending over twenty years in R&D management positions in the electronics and communications industries. Prior to joining NSF, Dr. Figueroa was the Product Development Consultant for Material Sensing and Instrumentation, Inc. (MSI), an SBIR participant company.
Dr. Figueroa also has experience as the Director of Strategic Development and Project Management for the Home Communications Division of Ericsson, a multinational telecommunications and consumer electronics company. His first appointment after graduate school was with Bell Laboratories as a Member of the Technical Staff in Murray Hill, New Jersey and Allentown, Pennsylvania working in the development of microprocessor, CMOS and networking technologies.
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