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SBIR/STTR 101: Introduction and Overview

January 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Federal SBIR/STTR programs award $3 billion in high-risk R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses developing game-changing technologies.

Attend this session and find out more about the two programs and how they 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. Learn about SBIR/STTR eligibility requirements, which of the 11 participating agencies best fits your technology, the differences between SBIR and STTR and more. Plus, find out about the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Fund and how you receive guidance and advice on developing of a competitive, compelling proposal with most costs covered by a state grant.

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Presenter:  Andrea Johanson

Who should attend:

  • Small businesses new to SBIR/STTR
    • Learn the basics to determine if it is appropriate for your company
  • Companies new to SBIR
  • University faculty, researcher, post-doc
    • Explore how SBIR/STTR can facilitate transfer of technologies
    • Learn how you can participate
    • See why SBIR/STTR is not just like a basic research grant
  • Entrepreneurs
    • You need money. Are you eligible for SBIR/STTR funding?

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.


January 22, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


215 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti,MI48197United States