Find out how the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs can provide a source of R&D funding between the initial development of your innovative idea and proof that it has potential in the marketplace. The two programs make over $4 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually!
Join our expert in the virtual session to learn what it takes to participate in the programs. We’ll review, eligibility requirements, participating agencies, the differences between SBIR and STTR, common misconceptions and more!
This training is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue proposal development and provides the tools to help begin the process.
Becky Aistrup, M.B.A.
Becky joined BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting as a Principal Consultant in 2012 and became a Managing Partner and co-owner in 2016. She is a well-known SBIR/STTR program expert, regularly speaking at national conferences and frequently serving on proposal review panels for NSF, DOE and USDA. Becky conducts SBIR/STTR-related training for BBCetc clients throughout the U.S. and consults one-on-one with companies on proposal development, offering special expertise in the DOD, NIH, NASA and DHS programs.
As a previous VP and Corporate Officer for a successful SBIR firm, Becky is uniquely able to relate to the issues faced by SBIR/STTR applicants. Her professional background includes over 30 years of experience working within the medical, biotech, advanced materials and electronics industries helping companies successfully win SBIR/STTR funding. Becky also served as SBIR/STTR Program Director for the state of Minnesota. She holds a BA in Chemistry, an MBA in Marketing Management and a Master’s Certification in Interactive Marketing.
WMed Innovation Center is the place to start and grow your life science, technology, or engineering venture. The 69,000-square-foot, purpose-built incubator and co-working space was created to support the earliest startups to maturing companies with subsidized, low-cost laboratory, office and conference space, high quality scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services. Learn more here.
Do you know 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 a state grant. The program is managed by BBCetc.
Funds for this initiative were provided by the 21st Century Jobs Fund, a MSF program designed to accelerate the growth and diversification of Michigan’s economy.