Virtual Office Hours

Virtual Office Hours

Discover if your technology, product or service qualifies for up to $700k in federal funding.

The USDA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) solicitation is currently open and applications are due October 23. This is an opportunity to receive up to $700k in equity-free funding.

Have an innovative business idea in one of these areas?

  • Forests and Related Resources
  • Plant Production and Protection – Biology
  • Animal Production and Protection
  • Air, Water and Soils
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Rural Development
  • Aquaculture
  • Biofuels and Biobased Products
  • Small and Mid-Size Farms
  • Plant Production and Protection — Engineering

If so, we can help you determine if your company is a good fit for the USDA SBIR program and how we can help develop a competitive proposal. Attend one of our virtual office hours and receive a free, 45-minute consultation with Cindy Talbot of MCE and SBIR expert Karen West of MTI.

Email Cindy Talbot at to schedule your one-on-one meeting.

Click here to view the full USDA SBIR solicitation.