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SBIR Reauthorization

July 21st, 2010

The congressional authorization process is one that can be quite frustrating – especially when funding to help you drive your company forward is tied up in the process. The federal SBIR program has been a critical source of funding for our nation’s most innovative small and early stage technology companies since the mid-1980s. Eleven federal

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SBIR Continues… kind of

August 6th, 2010

The good news? – SBIR is still alive.  The not-so-good news?  – it is living on more borrowed time through another continuing resolution. What happened and what can you do?  See below. (Reprinted from the Center for Innovative Technology’s Federal Funding News, August 2010) The House just passed H. R. 5849, “To provide for an

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‘Tis SBIR Season

September 2nd, 2010

This is an especially good time of year for life science companies that are interested in securing SBIR funding to support innovation-based product development.  Three recently released solicitations present a range of funding options that pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, health care IT and other life science related companies should consider. National Institutes of Health (NIH):

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July 2nd, 2010

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. How many times have you heard that advice?  Clearly I haven’t followed it if you take a look at my previous “Welcome to BBC’s Blog” post.  That was in March.  It is now July and I’ve yet to put up a new entry.  Each time

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September 7th, 2011

Blogging is not easy.  It has been a while since the last entry on our BBC Blog.  The reason is primarily two-fold: (1) It is harder than one would think to come up with topics that you think others would want to read.  (2) Work seems to always get in the way.  And we’ve been

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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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The Keys to Commercialization: A Series

March 20th, 2012

A six-part journey through the process of product commercialization. Part 2: The Solution – Your Product Business plans and commercialization plans are different. A business plan is the story of a company … past, present, and future. Because a company is commonly built around a unique capability, expertise, or technology, it’s natural that its story

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No Fooling…Do it Early to Get it Right

March 26th, 2012

With the upcoming April 5 NIH SBIR/STTR submission deadline, in last week’s blog I stressed the importance of submitting early.  Even with our warnings (and pleadings), we still find clients who choose to submit on the last day, and even in the last hour of the last day. As a result, every cycle we see clients

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NIH Revises JIT Policy

April 6th, 2012

In an effort to reduce the time from review to award, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that, effective April 20, 2012, anyone receiving an impact score* of 40 or less on a grant application will receive a notice requesting submission of JIT information.  JIT is an acronym for Just-In-Time and refers to the

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