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SHARPhub Intensive Workshop: SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

March 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 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 $2.6 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 nationally recognized expert, Becky Aistrup, SHARPhub PI and Managing Partner of the SBIR consulting company, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting. During this session focused on the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Becky will cover program essentials and how to compete for funding. Training will include:

  • Current information on the SBIR/STTR programs in general and the NIH program in particular

  • How to approach each section of your proposal

  • Planning your commercialization strategy

  • Writing to meet the reviewers’ expectations

  • Common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them

Feedback from 15 years of attendees has overwhelming endorsed this session as a critical component in successful proposal development. Training is in Rm G201 (map)

Pre-workshop homework: Please view these webinars: NIH SBIR/STTR Program Overview and Developing Your Elevator Pitch

What is SHARP and how can it help me? Through the Sustainable Heartland Accelerator Regional Partnership (SHARP), BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc) and KU, in collaboration with the five-state Midwest IDeA region (KS, OK, NE, ND, SD), is establishing a technology transfer accelerator hub in Kansas City. The SHARP Hub will provide a host of resources, including partnership opportunities and business development activities, laser focused helping your technology reach the marketplace and make a difference.


March 1, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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KUMC – Health Education Building (HEB)
2160 W. 39th Ave
Kansas City, Kansas 66160 United States


SHARPhub Intensive Workshop: SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH