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October 29, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

On October 22, we hosted the first event of our “INSPIRE” series. The Innovation Series for Partnering Industry with the Research Enterprise (INSPIRE) offers a number of targeted events designed to support and enhance both new and existing relationships between Clemson University’s research enterprise and industrial partners. The first event of the series, the SBIR/STTR Workshop, offered attendees the opportunity to learn the various aspects of writing Small Business Innovation (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.

The event featured 3PhaseSC, a resource created by the South Carolina Department of Commerce aimed at assisting South-Carolina based companies with successfully acquiring SBIR/STTR funding, who highlighted the countless federal agencies who provide small business funding, and the strategies to find and secure that funding. Additional speakers included: South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA), i4 Series, Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE), SCORE, Clemson University Office of Industrial Contracts and Office of Sponsored Programs, Recovr, Inc., and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Thank you to everyone who attended the SBIR/STTR Workshop. As the facilitator of technology transfer, we are working to continually create opportunities for you to connect and collaborate with industry partners to develop your research. Be on the lookout for more upcoming INSPIRE events!

For more information on INSPIRE and upcoming events, contact us directly at

Best regards,


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