SAGE South on campus
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. Workshops may be held virtually during campus alternative operations.
SAGE South offers a variety of workshops and webinars, as well as individual consulting and mentoring. There is a difference between traditional awards such as R01s and SBIR/STTR programs – the expected outcomes under SBIR/STTR awards have to lead to commercial application. Depending on the agency, SBIR/STTR programs can award from $100,000 to $300,000 for a Phase I project, with Phase II awards being typically $750,000 or more. A successful SBIR/STTR application requires an understanding of how to do market research, assess the market need for your idea, and the development of a commercialization plan. SBIR/STTR awards provide non-dilutive funding thereby increasing the value of your company.