Small-business owners will be offered tips on winning government grants for technology and innovation at a conference in Texas this fall.

The National SBIR/STTR Fall Conference brings small businesses together with representatives from 12 government agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA. Researchers and venture capitalists are also invited to participate in the conference's workshops, exhibition and networking events.

The conference will take place Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel and the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Tex. For more information, visit