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July 2020

NIH Proposal Prep

July 15 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Live Webinar

Is your technology company eligible for non-dilutive federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs?  The two programs award over $3.7 billion in R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses developing game-changing technologies. This workshop will provide detailed instruction on developing competitive proposals for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) SBIR/STTR program. In addition to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs. Expect to learn: Registration process necessary for submission Strategies for targeting…

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An Overview of DOE SBIR Program

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
VanCamp Incubator and Research Facility, 4942 Dawn Ave.
East Lansing,MI48823United States

This DOE focused seminar provides detailed instruction on preparing a proposal to meet the requirements of the Dept. of Energy, including both technical and commercialization plans. The program will also cover: SBIR/STTR program basics and up-to-date information on the DOE program An understanding of the differences between DOE components Tips on how to identify a topic The importance of talking to Technical Points of Contact during the pre-release period Writing to meet the reviewers’ expectations Common pitfalls and how to avoid…

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ABC’s of SBIR/STTR: Program Goals, Eligibility: Is it for you?

July 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

The government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs make over $3 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually. The process is complex with a steep learning curve, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding is worth the effort.  In this session you’ll learn if your technology company eligible for non-dilutive federal funding through the government's SBIR/STTR program. We’ll review: What technologies the SBIR/STTR programs fund Which federal agencies…

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August 2020

Grants vs Contract and Selecting the Right Agency

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

This workshop will cover the differences in federal grants and contracts and participating federal agencies. We'll review the differences between the two and which may be better for your technology. You'll learn: How to do your "homework" How to search solicitations and prior awards The importance of talking to agency program managers and more! Register Here Presented by: Jerry Hollister, BBCetc Principal Consultant Jerry Hollister is a BBCetc Principal Consultant, joining the company in 2017 with 30 years of leadership…

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Formatting and Readability for SBIR/STTR Proposals

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WMed, 300 Portage Street, Rm #111
Kalamazoo,MI49007United States

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. Presenter: Kris Bergman Kris is a Managing Partner and co-owner of BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting. Prior purchasing the company in October 2016, Kris was Principal Consultant for Grants and Contracts Management, having joined BBCetc in…

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QuickBooks and Compliance

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Live Webinar
$15.00

Whether you are anticipating an SBIR/STTR award or have already been funded, understanding the fundamentals necessary to manage your government dollars and stay compliant is key to organizing your business for success and proving your credibility for future funding. This program provides training, tips and guidance on: How SBIR/STTR clients use QuickBooks Creating a chart of accounts for contracts/grants administration Separating costs by class and project Report types and Federal reporting requirements What constitutes Fraud, Waste and Abuse and how…

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October 2020

SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NSF

October 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
WMed, 300 Portage Street, Rm #111
Kalamazoo,MI49007United States
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Register Here This seminar presents essential information for crafting a competitive proposal to meet the mission, standards and requirements of the NSF SBIR/STTR program. Training will include information and advice on: How to get registered so you can submit How to address each section of the proposal Targeting your proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations Preparing a credible commercialization plan Navigating the submission process What to do once you learn you are going to be funded (and what to do…

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An Overview of DOE SBIR Program

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MSU Innovation Center, 325 East GrandRiver
East Lansing,MI48823United States
$15.00

This Lunch & Learn will provide basic information about the Department of Defense SBIR/STTR programs including eligibility and ownership requirements, how SBIR and STTR differ and selecting the right agency for your technology. You’ll learn: An overview of DOD components How to find a topic for your project The importance of contacting the Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) How to influence future topics and so much more! Lunch included with registration Training in Room 300. Presenter:  Jerry HollisterJerry Hollister is a…

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November 2020

Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Stage Companies

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WMed, 300 Portage Street, Rm #111
Kalamazoo,MI49007United States
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Register Here Do you have a technology that you think has commercial potential? If so, you will want to know what options are available to you, and you will need the funding to travel the path to market. This class will provide tips on developing a credible commercialization plan, using market research to direct your efforts, how to build a business model and commercialization planning differences across agencies. Learn how federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and…

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