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SBIR/STTR Virtual Training Series

March 25 @ 9:00 am - March 28 @ 10:30 am EDT

In collaboration with WMed Innovation Center. We bring a virtual SBIR/STTR training series. Find out how the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs can provide a source of non-dilutive R&D funding for initial development of your high-risk, innovative idea and proof that it has potential in the marketplace. These two programs provide over $4 billion to innovative small companies annually!


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All sessions run 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST


March 25, 2024
ABCs of the SBIR/STTR Program
Is your technology company eligible for non-dilutive federal funding through the government’s SBIR/STTR program? Join us for this webinar covering SBIR/STTR program basics including program purpose; eligibility; and sources of funding. It is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue proposal development and tools to help begin the process.


March 26, 2024
Essentials of SBIR/STTR Commercialization
Commercialization and transition plans can be a key differentiator in the SBIR/STTR programs, it is important to know what the agencies are looking for and how to go about developing a good plan. This session will review the requirements and guide you through where to start, what to include, and how to show your best self.


March 27, 2024
Grantsmanship, Formatting and Readability
A good SBIR/STTR proposal is made infinitely better by writing and formatting that enhances readability by reviewers and showcases your technology to its best advantage. Improve the competitiveness of your proposal with tips and best practices for making it look good and read well.


March 28, 2024
Essentials of your SBIR/STTR Budget
Developing a proper budget for a grant or contract proposal should not be overlooked. A proper budget can be an effective tool in driving the project from start to finish. Be sure not to leave money on the table. This session will walk through the development of a project budget and justification that the company can afford to pursue this project.




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Sponsored By:

A valued and longtime BBCetc supporter and training host, the Kalamazoo-based WMed Innovation Center is a great resource for early-stage entrepreneurs who are starting and growing a 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, wet lab space, and a wide range of support services.





Training Provided By: Michigan’s SBIR/STTR Assistance Program
The Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with costs covered in whole or in part by the state. The program is funded by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and managed by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting.


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.


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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.