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Beacon Participates in Regional SBIR Field Hearing

March 08, 2016
Beacon's CEO, ML Mackey, and Paul Maloney, Beacon Program Manager, participated today in a SBIR Field Hearing hosted by Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY).  Both Rep. Moulton and Rep. Hanna serve on the House Small Business Committee and this public field hearing in Lynn was one of five throughout the country that the Small Business Committee has scheduled for this session of Congress.

The hearing featured testimony from Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program grant recipients and advocates from Massachusetts in support of reauthorizing the $2 billion dollar program. The SBIR program is a competitive awards-based program that seeks to foster entrepreneurship and technological advancement for small businesses. 

“The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is an example of the type of federal support that spurs innovation. It is a key way for small businesses to be connected with federal resources in order to expand their work through high-tech innovation,” said Moulton.

After the hearing, Beacon participated in a SBIR expo where information and demonstrations of our Energy Management software was presented.

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