Is your company considering or planning on submitting a proposal for SBIR/STTR funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)?
It is not too early to start! During this workshop, our experts will provide important information about SBIR/STTR funding and how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal that meets the unique requirements of the NIH. In addition to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs.
Expect to learn:
Andrea Johanson, Ph.D., BBCetc Senior Principal Consultant
Andrea is a BBCetc Sr. Principal Consultant with over 25 years of experience in leading international collaborative research projects. Prior to joining BBC in 2006, she was responsible for developing a portfolio of agricultural biotechnology projects at Michigan State University’s Institute of International Agriculture, and for reporting to federal funding agencies about the program. Andrea has also served as an international consultant on a broad range of issues relating to international agricultural development, biotechnology, biosafety, intellectual property rights and technology transfer. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Reading University, UK, a Master’s in Plant Pathology from Cornell University, and a Master of Arts in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, UK.
Baindu Bayon, Ph.D., BBCetc Principal Consultant
Baindu earned her BS in Biology from Indiana University-Bloomington and her PhD in Medical & Molecular Genetics from Indiana University School of Medicine. She was previously a Health Program Specialist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Dr. Bayon was a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Small business Education and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED) office at NIH and at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences where she explored entrepreneurship at Clinical Translational Science Award hubs. She’s earned a myriad of awards throughout her career, including the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Silver Spring and of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Training sponsored by WMed Innovation Center
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.
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.