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2012: A Happy New Year for SBIR

January 13th, 2012

In case you haven’t yet heard the news, Congress finally reauthorized the SBIR/STTR programs! This six-year reauthorization includes many changes to the current program. The SBA has statutory authority to create and promulgate SBIR and STTR policy directives based on these legislative changes. The federal agencies subject to the SBIR/STTR legislation are obligated to follow

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SBIR Process is Right on Time

January 29th, 2012

Entrepreneurs often tell us they avoid going after SBIR funding because it’s “too slow” and doesn’t meet the “need-for-speed” in their fast-moving market. Well, a recent study from Harvard Business School reports that serial entrepreneurs (that is, those that have previously raised VC funding successfully) require an average of 21 months to fund a subsequent

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Submitting to NIH? Get to the Point in Your Project Summary

November 5th, 2012

In a previous post, I advised those preparing SBIR/STTR proposals for NIH to consider the Specific Aims section the most important page in their submission. Also right up there in significance is the Project Summary/Abstract. The Project Summary/Abstract includes a summary of the proposed project activity suitable for dissemination to the public and understandable to

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Look at the DOD 2013.2 Solicitation for Medical Topics!

May 21st, 2013

Although you may not consider the Department of Defense (DOD) as a key prospect when it comes to funding your medical product research through the SBIR program, DOD can be a significant source of support for health and medical funding.  However, you must be aware that, unlike NIH or NSF, DOD is a CONTRACT agency.

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Guest Blog: New Strategy Connects The Boeing Company with Innovative Small Businesses

January 6th, 2014

Teaming up with small businesses helps bridge technology gaps.Developing innovative technologies has been a catalyst for growth throughout Boeing’s history. As the company approaches its 100-year anniversary, a cross-functional team is working creatively with small businesses as one way to ensure that growth continues. The team is driving partnerships with companies that receive federal research

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Registration Reminder: Vegetables First, then Dessert

February 27th, 2014

Whether you’re a first timer or an old pro, the requirements for registering your small business with the various government websites can be as fun as a root canal. Each of the 11 agencies that participate in the SBIR/STTR funding programs has its own registration requirements; some are the same across agencies and some are

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SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for DoD

December 1st, 2016
SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for DoD

This Dept. of Defense-focused seminar provides detailed instruction on preparing a proposal to meet the requirements of the DoD, including both technical and commercialization plans, and navigating the submission process.

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Top 10 Brilliant Ideas and Stupid Mistakes: Secrets of Phase II Proposal Success

March 15th, 2017

Last month, we outlined our top 10 dos and don’ts for getting your Phase I NIH proposal in shape and ready to submit before the April 5 deadline. This month we continue that theme by presenting what we have determined, over years of reviewing proposals, to be our top 10 brilliant ideas or stupid mistakes

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NASA SBIR/STTR Proposal Tips Workshop

July 27th, 2017

The next NASA SBIR/STTR solicitation opens up in November 2017 – learn key tips to improve your chance of funding!This special half day session provides tips on how to approach an SBIR proposal with NASA.

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Using the DoD Topic Description to Do Your Homework

September 11th, 2017

If you are interested in winning SBIR/STTR proposals from Department of Defense, you probably know the importance of talking to the Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) or Topic Author during the “open period” before you write your proposal*. You will want to ask any questions or details about the topic itself, and use the discussion

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