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Proposal Prep and Commercialization for SBIR/STTR Funding

March 6, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


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

Friday, March 6th 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, April 10th 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.

Event Location:  Both events will be happening at KU Medical Center campus in the Health Education Building (HEB) – G201,  2160 W. 39th Street; Kansas City, KS.  Parking will be validated.   Training and parking Map

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)

More about Becky, SHARPhub team, and partners at https://www.sharpideahub.com

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March 6, 2020
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


2160 W. 39th Street
Health Education Building (HEB), G201 (that is on the ground floor, opposite the elevators)
Kansas City, KS 66103 United States


Proposal Prep and Commercialization for SBIR/STTR Funding