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May 2020

Next steps: After you’ve won an SBIR/STTR award

May 27 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

You’ve won the award. Now what? If you are an SBIR applicant and you anticipate receiving an award, you will want to make sure you are prepared to accept government funding. Being prepared means you need to have thought about and set up policies and procedures for your company’s operations, put compliant accounting and timekeeping systems in place and have a host of other information at the ready when you are asked for it after notification, but pre-award. You'll leave…

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Essentials of NIH SBIR/STTR & Phase I Proposal Preparation

May 28 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) invests more than $32 billion annually in medical research to enhance life and to reduce illness and disability. NIH-funded research has led to breakthroughs and new treatments, helping people live longer, healthier lives, and building the research foundation that drives discovery. Join our live Virtual Classroom, for an interactive, full-day overview of the NIH SBIR/STTR grant program. In addition to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs, we’ll take a deep dive into the differences…

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June 2020

How to Prepare a Budget for Your SBIR/STTR Proposal

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Live Webinar

The budget may not directly impact the technical and commercial review of a proposal, but it will always be taken into consideration for overall funding decisions. Make sure yours is well crafted and supports the work proposed. Your goal is to keep it real, keep it accurate and keep it honest. This virtual classroom brought to you by Wmed, will walk through the development of a project budget. What you’ll learn: What costs need to be included How to write…

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Commercialization for Phase II SBIR

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
VanCamp Incubator and Research Facility, 4942 Dawn Ave.
East Lansing,MI48823United States

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 Small Business…

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July 2020

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
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$15.00

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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August 2020

Formatting and Readability for SBIR/STTR Proposals

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

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
VanCamp Incubator and Research Facility, 4942 Dawn Ave.
East Lansing,MI48823United States
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$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
VanCamp Incubator and Research Facility, 4942 Dawn Ave.
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 Hollister Jerry Hollister is…

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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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