Don’t miss your chance to hear directly from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Program Manager, April Richards. EPA supports the development and commercialization of technologies that protect human health and the environment. Solicitation topics focus on core mission areas and include Clean & Safe Water, Air Quality, Land Revitalization, Homeland Security, Sustainable Materials Management and Safer Chemicals.
Join this 1-hour overview of the EPA SBIR program and learn, from the source, what technologies they are looking for and what’s needed to submit a successful proposal.
EPA Program Manager: April Richards
April Richards is the Program Manager of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA’s SBIR program focuses on supporting small businesses to develop and commercialize novel environmental technologies which address EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment in areas such as clean and safe water, climate and air quality, land revitalization, homeland security, sustainable materials management and safer chemicals. She has worked at EPA for over 15 years. April has worked as a fellow on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee where she provided technical expertise on environmental issues. She previously worked for an environmental engineering consulting firm in Florida primarily in drinking water treatment. She has a M.S. in civil/environmental engineering from the University of Miami and a B.S. in mathematics from Tufts University. She is also a professional engineer.
This session is ideal for technology-based entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses familiar with the SBIR/STTR programs who want to learn more. New to SBIR/STTR? Please view our on-demand webinars before joining our “From the Sources’ Mouth” training sessions.
Training Provided By: Michigan’s SBIR/STTR Assistance Program
The Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with costs covered in whole or in part by the state. The program is funded by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and managed by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting.