SBA Announces $50,000 Award to TREAT Through Growth Accelerator Fund

Center for TREAT

October 25, 2019

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) announced 60 winners of SBA’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The SBA awarded $3 million in prize money to competition winners which included the Center for the Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT) in Lebanon, NH. Members of the TREAT consortia include Simbex, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

The TREAT team holds the check from SBA
Representatives from Simbex, SBA, and the offices of Senator Shaheen and Representative Annie Kuster gathered on October 25th to receive TREAT's $50,000 growth accelerator award.

“Congratulations to TREAT on being selected for this competitive award,” said NH SBA District Director Greta Johansson. “These funds will allow the Center to further their mission of bringing needed rehabilitative and assistive technology to the end users. We are excited to support innovation and forward-thinking organizations like TREAT in the Granite State.”

[Adjunct engineering professor] Richard Greenwald Th'88, Co-Director of TREAT stated, “We are honored to receive this opportunity to expand the services our NIH-funded technology commercialization center provides toward strategic planning and execution of commercialization activities for innovators in rehabilitation and assistive technology. This award from the SBA Growth Accelerator Fund will amplify our ability to provide small businesses with opportunities and resources, spanning the entire pathway of technology translation from research to development to bringing their products to market and to the people who need them.”

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