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Proposal Prep and Commercialization for SBIR/STTR Funding

January 30, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm EST

Is your biotech idea or project a candidate for federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? The two programs award over $3 billion in R&D funding annually to small businesses developing game-changing technologies. The process is complex, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding (i.e., free) is worth the effort!

SBIR/STTR Workshop: Part 1 – Proposal Prep for NIH

Thursday, January 30 from 8:30 to 5 pm

Get detailed instructions on developing competitive proposals for the National Institutes of Health’s SBIR/STTR program. Includes SBIR/STTR and NIH program basics, how to plan for and develop a competitive proposal, writing to meet the reviewers’ expectations, common pitfalls, and how to avoid them, and more.

SBIR/STTR Workshop: Part 2 – Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Proposals

Friday, January 31st from 8:30 to Noon

A credible commercialization strategy not only helps you evaluate the market, but it is also critical to garnering the attention of funding sources. This class covers the components of an effective plan, how to find and use cost-effective market research to direct your efforts, necessary supporting documents need, and other tips.

Both events will be happening at Lauritzen Outpatient Center (4014 Leavenworth, Omaha, NE 68105) at the 4th-floor auditorium.  For parking map and instructions, click here

Who Should Attend

Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● Early Stage Life Science Companies

Presenter: Becky Aistrup, M.B.A., Managing Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)

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January 30, 2020
9:30 am - 6:00 pm EST


Lauritzen Outpatient Center
4014 Leavenworth St, 4th-floor auditorium
Omaha, NE United States