Workshops and training

SAGE offers a variety of workshops and webinars, as well as individual consulting and mentoring. There is a difference between traditional grants such as R01s and SBIR/STTR grants – the expected outcomes under SBIR/STTR have to lead to commercial application.

Depending on the agency, the SBIR-STTR program can award from $100,000 to $300,000 for a Phase I project with Phase II being typically $750,000 or more. A successful SBIR-STTR application requires an understanding of how to do the market research, the market need for your idea and the development of a commercialization plan. SBIR/STTR grants provide non-dilatable funding thereby increasing the value of your company. 

Join us each semester for a week of workshops designed to help inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs – students, faculty, and community members – learn how to launch and fund technology-based startups.

University of Nevada, Reno contact: Cara Baird at

SBIR-STTR online tutorials

Trainings and presentations

Nevada SBDC Tech Tuesdays

The Tech Tuesdays Series partnership with the Nevada SBDC is designed to help small tech businesses learn to navigate, access, and connect with programs to propel success.

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