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February 2020

SBIR/STTR – Is it Right for me?

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WMed, 300 Portage Street, Rm #111
Kalamazoo,MI49007United States
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Register Here Learn what it takes to be eligible for SBIR/STTR funding and then determine which of the 11 participating agencies is the best fit for your technology. This training will provide an overview of the SBIR/STTR programs, explain who is eligible, what agencies participate and what technology are they interested in. About the trainer: Andrea Johanson, Ph.D. Andrea is a BBCetc Sr. Principal Consultant with over 25 years of experience in leading international collaborative research projects. Prior to joining BBC…

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March 2020

Proposal Prep and Commercialization for SBIR/STTR Funding

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
2160 W. 39th Street, Health Education Building (HEB), G201 (that is on the ground floor, opposite the elevators)
Kansas City,KS66103United States
Free

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 $3 billion in R&D funding annually to small businesses developing game-changing technologies. The process is complex, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding (i.e., free) is worth the effort!SBIR/STTR Workshop: Part 1 – Proposal Prep for NIHFriday, March 6th from 8:30 to 5 pmGet detailed instructions on…

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SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
MSU Innovation Center, 325 E. Grand River Ave.
East Lansing,MI48823United States
$75.00 - $150.00

Is your company considering or planning on submitting a proposal for SBIR/STTR funding through the National Institutes of Health? The April 2020 deadline is fast approaching and September will be here before you know it. NIH experts, Andrea Johanson, Ph.D. and Megan Varnum, Ph.D. will provide a full day seminar reviewing the details of the NIH program. Learn how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal that meets the unique requirements of the NIH. Topics covered include:Up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR…

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Proposal Prep and Commercialization for SBIR/STTR Funding

March 30 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
4200 James Ray Drive, Ina Mae Rude Building, Idea Lab
Grand Forks,ND58203United States
Free

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 $3 billion in R&D funding annually to small businesses developing game-changing technologies. The process is complex, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding (i.e., free) is worth the effort!SBIR/STTR Workshop: Part 2 – Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR ProposalsMonday, March 30th from 8:30 to NoonA credible commercialization strategy…

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April 2020

Pitch and Tips for NSF SBIR

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MSU Innovation Center, 325 E. Grand River Ave.
East Lansing,MI48823United States
$15.00

This Lunch and Learn provides the latest information on the NSF SBIR/STTR program. Learn how to craft and submit a winning Pitch and get essential information for crafting a competitive proposal to meet the mission, standards and requirements of the program. You’ll learn:How to craft and submit your 3-page Project PitchHow to address each section of the proposalTargeting your proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectationsPreparing a credible commercialization planNavigating the submission processCost $15 Lunch included with registrationPresenter:  Jerry HollisterDo you…

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Preparing a Pitch

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WMed, 300 Portage Street, Rm #111
Kalamazoo,MI49007United States
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Free

National Science Foundation (NSF) and Air Force both require a pitch before proposal submission. The required Project Pitch allows startups and small businesses to get quick feedback at the start of their application for Phase I funding from America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF. This session will review the requirements and guide you through where to start, what to include, and how to show your best self.Presenter: Kris Bergman, BBCetc Managing PartnerKris is a Managing Partner and co-owner of BBC…

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May 2020

NIH SBIR/STTR Overview

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WMed, 300 Portage Street, Rm #111
Kalamazoo,MI49007United States
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Free

NIH invests more than $32 billion annually in medical research to enhance life, and to reduce illness and disability. For basic research advancing beyond the academic realm, NIH provides non-dilutive federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The two programs award over $2.7 billion in R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses developing game-changing technologies. This workshop will provide an overview of the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) grant programs. In…

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SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
WMed, 300 Portage Street, Rm #111
Kalamazoo,MI49007United States
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$25.00

NIH Is your company considering or planning on submitting a proposal for SBIR/STTR funding through the National Institutes of Health? It is not too early to start the process. During this workshop, NIH expert, Andrea Johanson, Ph.D. will provide important information about SBIR/STTR funding and how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal that meets the unique requirements of the NIH. Topics covered include:Up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programGetting registered so you can submitPractical advice on how to address each section…

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June 2020

How to Prepare a Budget for Your SBIR/STTR Proposal

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WMed, 300 Portage Street, Rm #111
Kalamazoo,MI49007United States
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Free

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 session will walk through the development of a project budget.What you’ll learn:What costs need to be includedHow to write a budget justificationCan the company afford to pursue this…

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Commercialization for Phase II SBIR

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MSU Innovation Center, 325 E. Grand River Ave.
East Lansing,MI48823United States
$15.00

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
MSU Innovation Center, 325 E. Grand River Ave.
East Lansing,MI48823United States
$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
MSU Spartan Innovation Center, 325 E Grand River Avenue
E. Lansing,MI48823United States
$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 E. Grand River 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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