SBIR/STTR Granting vs Contracting Agencies: Determining the Best Fit for Your Technology
May 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pmFree
An SBIR/STTR grant provides funding assistance for company-defined R&D projects that, when successful, will lead to commercial opportunities that have been identified by the proposing company. In contrast, a contract is a well-defined procurement mechanism in which the funding agency specifies obligations, responsibilities and deliverables for R&D projects that are expected to result in products or services that address a problem or opportunity at that agency.
Determining if your technology is best suited for a granting (i.e., NIH, NSF, DOE) or a contracting (i.e. DOD, NASA, DHS) agency will dictate many aspects of proposal preparation, from your initial planning and interactions with agency personnel to nitty-gritty details. This session will describe the differences between granting and contracting agencies, how to determine the best fit for your technology and how to tailor your proposal for each.
Lunch & Learn: Complimentary admission, but registration is required.
Presenter: Becky Aistrup, Managing Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)
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.
About BBCetc BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting manages the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program, which provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with costs covered in whole or in part by the state. BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. Its Michigan clients have been awarded over $194 million in funding since 2002. Learn more at www.bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741.