FORT COLLINS – The Northern Colorado Technology Transfer Fair will be held in Fort Collins on Aug. 7.
The Northern Colorado region is home to numerous federal research laboratories that can generate business opportunities in the private sector. The free, one-day event will showcase federal research to encourage new partnerships and collaborations in Northern Colorado and southern Wyoming.
The fair will include research in agriculture, bioscience, clean energy and natural resources.
The fair will be held at the Drake Centre from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local businesses, entrepreneurs, academics, economic development entities and venture capitalists are encouraged to attend.
The fair will include information on how to cut through red tape to work with federal labs; how to apply for Small Business Innovation Research (SPIR) and Small Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grants; how to establish cooperative research and development agreements; and how to obtain licensing agreements.
The fair is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Innosphere, Colorado BioScience Association, CSU Ventures, CO-Labs and the Northern Colorado Business Report.
Fair hosts include the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, APHIS, NREL and the U.S. Forest Service.
For more information, visit www.aphis.usda.gov/2012TechTransferFair or call 970-266-6007.