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News Release: DHS to Engage with Innovative Small Businesses

Release Date: November 7, 2019

S&T Public Affairs, 202-254-2385

Washington, DC –Florida and Puerto Rico small businesses in the research and development domain will have an opportunity to meet with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program next week as part of the National SBIR 2019 Road Tour.

“We are continually seeking new opportunities to engage with innovators and the SBIR Road Tour provides DHS the chance to meet directly with innovative small businesses and discuss technology needs,” said William N. Bryan, DHS Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology. “I encourage small businesses to meet with us on this road tour and learn about opportunities to 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 provides small businesses with the opportunity to learn more about how to do business with the federal government through the SBIR program.  Multiple federal agencies, including DHS, will speak on how they execute their program and areas of research. Innovative small businesses are encouraged to participate in this opportunity and learn how to help address the homeland security challenges facing the nation.

DHS SBIR representatives will provide more information about the program and conduct one-on-one sessions in Miami, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Small businesses can learn more about each event through the following registration sites:

  • Miami, Florida – November 13 (7:00AM – 2:30PM) Donna E. Shalala Student Center, University of Miami, 1330 Miller Dr., Miami, FL 33146. Register at: (Link is inactive)
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico – November 15 (8:00AM – 5:00PM) Compania de Comercio y Exportacion de Puerto Rico Centro de Emprendimiento, 159 Calle Chardón, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918. Register at: (Link is inactive)

For additional information on the SBIR Road Tour, including participating agencies, please visit http://www.sbirroadtour.com/.

The DHS SBIR Program is a competitive contract awards program to increase the participation of innovative and creative U.S. small businesses in federal research and development initiatives and to increase private sector commercialization of SBIR-funded solutions.

For more information about the DHS SBIR Program and to receive updates on solicitation information, visit the program website and register for our listserv at https://oip.dhs.gov/sbir/public.                                             


Last Updated: 11/09/2023
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