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NIH RO1 and SBIR/STTR: Not all NIH Grants are Created Equal!

04/06/2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


You’ve had experience with NIH research grants – RO1s, R21s, RO3s. You are ready to transition to SBIR/STTR proposals. Piece of cake, right? Not so fast! The two mechanisms are definitely NOT the same. The participation qualifications are different. The review criteria are different. And the ultimate goal of the R&D is different.

Presented by SBIR expert, Becky Aistrup, this “Lunch and Learn” will highlight where you’ll need to think, plan and write differently to be successful with the SBIR/STTR program — and why you’ll need more SBIR/STTR training to be competitive with your proposal. Plenty of time for questions after the presentation.

About Michigan’s SBIR/STTR Assistance Program
The Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with most costs covered by the state. The program is funded by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and managed by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc).

Presenter:  Becky Aistrup, M.B.A., Managing Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting
Becky joined BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc) as a Principal Consultant in 2012 and became a Managing Partner and co-owner in October 2016. Prior to joining BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting in 2012, Becky was the SBIR/STTR Program Director for the Minnesota Science and Technology Authority. Becky’s professional background includes over 30 years of experience working within the medical, defense, aerospace, biotech, advanced materials and electronics industries, and consulting with technology companies on SBIR/STTR funding. Becky holds a B.A. degree in Chemistry from the University of Kansas, an M.B.A. in Marketing Management from the University of Minnesota.

Refund Policy:  Refunds can be until 48 hrs. prior to training. No refunds after that time


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