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Understanding DOD’s SBIR/STTR Program

December 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


About this Event
Through the federal SBIR/STTR program, the Department of Defense (DoD) provides over $1 billion annually in non-dilutive grant and contract funding to qualified small businesses to advance and commercialize game-changing technologies. This training event will cover the basics of DoD’s SBIR/STTR program.

Attendees will learn the differences between DoD components, tips on identifying a topic, the importance of talking to Technical Points of Contact (TPOC’s), how to approach proposal sections, and writing to meet reviewer expectations.

Training is in Conference Room 2, Main Lobby.

About the Trainer:
Jerry Hollister, Principal Consultant – BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)  Jerry Hollister is a BBCetc Principal Consultant, joining the company in 2017 with 30 years of leadership experience in government, higher education, non-profit and for-profit enterprises. After earning an engineering degree from the University of Michigan, he served as commissioned Naval Officer in the Civil Engineer Corps and a warranted Contracting Officer for the Dept. of Defense. Prior to joining BBCetc, Jerry was Chief Operating Officer for Michigan-based Niowave, a developer of superconducting electron accelerators, where he worked to build the successful start-up company from 2008-17. Jerry was instrumental in Niowave receiving over 45 SBIR awards. Niowave was named the 2010 SBIR/STTR Small Business of the Year by the Dept. of Energy and, in 2016, was honored with the S.B.A.’s Tibbetts Award, which recognizes the best in SBIR achievement. Before joining Niowave, Jerry served in a number of non-profit and educational roles following his honorable discharge from the Navy.

About BBCetc  BBCetc is a results-driven entrepreneurial consulting group specializing in helping emerging companies to win SBIR/STTR funding and using it strategically to propel growth. Its services include training courses and one-on-one consulting in the areas of technology assessment, SBIR/STTR proposal development, commercialization planning, and grants and contracts management. / 734.930.9741 / / @BBC_etc

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