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Sep272016

    WASHINGTON (September 27, 2016) — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced that the Agency will again partner with the National Minority Supplier Development Council to host the 2016 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange in conjunction with the annual Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week), October 23-26, in Chicago...

Sep142016

                                                                                                     WASHINGTON (September 14, 2016)  — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), today announced the launch of the Agency’s new Inclusive Innovation Initiative (I-3)  in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Federal Laboratory...

Sep122016

  WASHINGTON (September 12, 2016) — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently released the first ever Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs. The survey, which highlights data from 2014, is designed to supplement the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners (SBO)...

Aug172016

To help minority-owned businesses that are new to technology transfer process, the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) has developed seven steps to help you access the federal resources needed to become a successful minority innovator. This comprehensive set of tools will help any entrepreneur navigate the federal innovation ecosystem. To learn how you can work with a federal laboratory, please...

Aug172016

The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer is the formally chartered, nationwide network of over 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers that fosters commercialization best practice strategies and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace.

Aug172016

MBDA’s regional engagement framework will include the creation of innovation ecosystems that spur new business development, support of existing businesses, and promote the advancement of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) labor force. Please view a list of our following partners! Commerce Innovation Partners Economic Development Administration NIST: Manufacturing...

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