Federal agencies make SBIR/STTR awards as grants or contracts. Learn how granting agencies support R & D and accept investigator-initiated research projects that align with their mission. Contracting agencies are looking to procure service or technology that will benefit the government. This session will discuss the essential information needed for crafting a proposal that meets the mission and requirements of the chosen agency.
Presented by Jerry Hollister, BBCetc Principal Consultant
Jerry Hollister is a BBCetc Principal Consultant, joining the company in 2017 with 30 years of leadership experience in government, higher education, non-profit and for-profit enterprises. After earning an engineering degree from the University of Michigan, he served as commissioned Naval Officer in the Civil Engineer Corps and a warranted Contracting Officer for the Dept. of Defense. His first duty station was at NAS Kingsville, where he served from 1987-1990. Prior to joining BBCetc, Jerry was Chief Operating Officer for Michigan-based Niowave, a developer of superconducting electron accelerators, where he worked to build the successful start-up company from 2008-17. Jerry was instrumental in Niowave receiving over 45 Phase I and Phase II SBIR awards. During his full-time tenure, Niowave was named the 2010 SBIR/STTR Small Business of the Year by the Dept. of Energy and, in 2016, was honored with the S.B.A.’s Tibbetts Award, which recognizes the best in SBIR achievement. He remains on the Niowave Board of Directors and continues to consult for Niowave on a regular basis. Before joining Niowave, Jerry served in a number of leadership roles for non-profit and educational institutions following his honorable discharge from the US Navy.