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May 2019

Intensive SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

May 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
University of Colorado Anschutz Medial Campus, 13001 East 17th Place
Aurora, CO 80045
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CLICK TO REGISTER This workshop will provide detailed instruction on developing competitive proposals for the National Institutes of Health’s SBIR/STTR program. In addition to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs, it covers: NIH SBIR/STTR program basics Review criteria and writing to meet the reviewers’ expectations How to approach each section of the proposal Budget and commercialization planning The submission process Formatting tips The workshop is conducted by NIH expert, Andrea Johanson, PhD, of the SBIR/STTR consulting firm of BBCetc. Feedback…

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January 2020

SBIR/STTR 101: Introduction and Overview

January 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
SPARK East, 215 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Register Here The Federal SBIR/STTR programs award $3.2 billion in high-risk R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses developing game-changing technologies. Attend this session and find out more about the two programs and how they can provide a source of R&D funding between the initial development of your innovative idea and proof that it has potential in the marketplace. Learn about SBIR/STTR eligibility requirements, which of the 11 participating agencies best fits your technology, the differences between SBIR and STTR…

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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, MI 49007 United 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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May 2020

Webinar_NIH Grant Overview

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

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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ABCs of SBIR/STTR Funding

May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Live Webinar

Is your technology company eligible for non-dilutive federal funding through the government’s SBIR/STTR program? Join us for this webinar covering SBIR/STTR program basics including program purpose; eligibility; and sources of funding. It is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue proposal development and tools to help begin the process. Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2928170295453477392 Presenter: Andrea Johanson, PhD Andrea is a BBCetc Sr. Principal Consultant with over 25 years of experience in leading…

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SBIR 101 Intro and Overview

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

The Federal SBIR/STTR programs award over $2.7 billion in R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses developing game-changing technologies.Attend this session and find out more about the two programs and how they can provide a source of R&D funding between the initial stage of product development and proof of market potential. You will learn: SBIR/STTR eligibility and ownership requirements How to select the appropriate agency for your tech Differences between SBIR and STTR What the money can be used for……and…

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July 2020

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, MI 49007 United 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. Register Here Presenter: Andrea Johanson, Ph.D. Andrea is a BBCetc Principal Consultant with over 25 years of experience in leading international collaborative research projects. Prior to joining BBCetc in 2006, she was responsible for developing a…

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September 2020

Granting vs Contracting Part 2: Which are right for you?

September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Federal agencies make SBIR/STTR awards as grants or contracts. Learn how granting agencies support R & D and accept investigator-initiated research projects that align with their mission. Contracting agencies are looking to procure service or technology that will benefit the government. This session will discuss the essential information needed for crafting a proposal that meets the mission and requirements of the chosen agency. Register Here Presented by Jerry Hollister, BBCetc Principal Consultant Jerry Hollister is a BBCetc Principal Consultant, joining…

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October 2020

An Overview of DOD SBIR Program

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Live Webinar

This webinar 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! Register Here Cost $15 Presenter:  Jerry Hollister Jerry Hollister is a BBCetc Principal Consultant, joining…

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November 2020

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

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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. If you are considering pursuing SBIR or STTR funding, the first step is to learn what it takes to be eligible and then determine which of the 11 participating agencies…

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