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Avoid SBIR/STTR Fraud and Abuse Allegations in University Research

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: January 10th, 2018

Fraud, waste and abuse are major concerns of the federal government, and the SBIR/STTR program is no exception. Every year, researchers, faculty members and small business owners are accused of fraud and misuse of funds resulting in disbarment, required return of funds and even criminal charges.

Whether fraudulent activity is intentional or not, allegations like these have a profound effect on the reputations of those involved and their ability to obtain future funding or attract start-up partners — and the universities involved can suffer a damaging PR backlash as well.

Research managers and TTOs play an important role in ensuring federal rules are followed, researchers are well educated on the proper handling of SBIR/STTR applications and funds, and compliance is tracked throughout the process. That’s why we’ve secured SBIR/STTR funding expert Kristen Parmelee, President of PCG, Inc., to lead this critical webinar on Wednesday, January 31st: Avoid SBIR/STTR Fraud and Abuse Allegations in University Research.

For complete program details and to register, CLICK HERE.


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