DHS Road Trip Seeks Innovations from Small Businesses

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program will engage with small businesses in the research and development domain Aug. 12–16, 2019, as part of the Southwest leg of the National SBIR 2019 Road Tour.

“We are continually seeking opportunities to meet directly with innovative small businesses across the nation and discuss DHS’s technology needs,” said William N. Bryan, DHS Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology. “This road tour is an opportunity for S&T to tap into a wide spectrum of innovative ideas from the small business community that can help deliver cutting-edge technology solutions to safeguard the American public.”

The Road Tour, sponsored by the Small Business Administration, is a national outreach effort that connects small businesses with funding opportunities provided through the SBIR/STTR programs. Small businesses in the innovation research and development domains are encouraged to participate in this opportunity to meet DHS SBIR Program representatives and learn how to help address the homeland security challenges facing the nation.

During this leg of the National Road Tour, DHS SBIR representatives will visit four cities, which include:

Tucson, Arizona – Aug. 12 (7:30am – 5:00pm) University of Arizona, UA Tech Park Event Center, 9030 S. Rita Road, Tucson, AZ 85747.

El Paso, Texas – Aug. 13 (7:30am – 4:00pm) The University of Texas at San Antonio, El Paso Community College Auditorium, 9050 Viscount Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925.

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Aug. 14 (8:00am – 5:00pm) Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Boulder, Colorado – Aug. 16 (7:15am – 3:45pm) UCAR Conference Center (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) 3080 Center Green Drive, Boulder, CO 80301.

Read more about the SBIR Road Tour here

The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

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