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SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Workshop: NIH Focused 2020

January 15, 2020 @ 8:30 am - January 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm EST

Hosted by the Center for Biotechnology* with support from Empire State Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR).

Is your life science or health tech company a candidate for federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) SBIR/STTR programs? The two programs award over $3 billion in high-risk R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses. The process is complex but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding is worth the effort.

Learn more about SBIR/STTR funding from well-known program expert and trainer, Becky Aistrup, MBA, Principal Consultant with BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting LLC. During this 1.5-day session focused on the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Becky will cover program essentials and how to compete for funding. Training is open to the public and will include:

  • Current information on the SBIR/STTR programs
  • Strategies for targeting your proposal to address the mission and requirements of the NIH
  • How to approach each section of your proposal
  • Planning your commercialization strategy
  • Writing to meet the reviewers’ expectations
  • Navigating the process of submission 
  • Common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • What to do once you learn you are going to be funded (and what to do next if you learn you are not)

Day One ends at 4:30 p.m. and Day Two ends at 12 p.m.

Space is Limited. Pre-registration is required.

Interested participants have the opportunity to apply for partial-sponsored follow-on counseling via one-on-one mentoring with SBIR/STTR experts. More info here. PLEASE NOTE: This training is mandatory for those who will be submitting applications for the One-on-One Training. If selected for follow-on counseling, participants will be charged a small participation fee. All additional costs will be covered by the Center for Biotechnology.

*Workshop was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Economic Development under grant #ED17HDQ0200003 awarded to the Center for Biotechnology at Stony Brook University. This award aids the Center’s efforts to bolster the regional bioscience ecosystem by supporting a formal mentorship program, as well as a critical NIH-focused SBIR/STTR training and application development program which will assist in capital formation and launching new companies.


January 15, 2020 @ 8:30 am EST
January 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm EST


Long Island High Technology Incubator
25 Health Sciences Drive
Stony Brook, NY 11794 United States


Center for Biotechnology