New SBIR director joins UMass Lowell’s Northstar Campus

March 8, 2022

The UMass Lowell Research Institute, an emerging-technology hub for defense research and commercialization, is boosting its early-stage startup services with a new team member.

Northstar Campus, a division of the institute created to accelerate early-stage technologies, named Alex Brickner as its new director of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Center of Excellence. Brickner will work with entrepreneurs to access federal Department of Defense resources, including funding from the government’s SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which support innovative research and workforce development.

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