SBIR/STTR Grant Training Workshops

The government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs make over $2.5 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 funding is worth the effort. Attend these sessions, conducted by SBIR/STTR expert Michael Kurek, PhD, of the SBIR/STTR consulting firm of BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc).

Since 1991, NHIRC awardees have received more than $32.5 million in federal grants. Each federal agency is required to set aside funds from their R&D budgets for Small Business Innovation Research grants and Small Business Technology Transfer grants, and over $2 billion in federal funding is available to stimulate technology innovation and commercialization in the U.S. These workshops will give you some insight into what the SBIR/STTR grants are all about and will help you develop and strengthen your proposals. Visit our website for additional information.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants are for companies with fewer than 500 employees.

There are currently no upcoming workshops

 

Past workshops

SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation - Focus on DOD/DOE

When: December 5, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: University of New Hampshire

Learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including eligibility requirements, the difference between SBIR and STTR, participating agencies, etc. Then focus on essential information for crafting a competitive proposal to meet the mission and requirements of the Dept. of Defense and the Dept. of Energy. The session will cover the distinguishing features and technology areas addressed by the two agencies, preparing proposal components for maximum impact, what reviewers expect, and more. A continental breakfast and lunch is included.


SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation - Focus on NIH

When: December 6, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: University of New Hampshire at Manchester


This program will provide important information about SBIR/STTR funding and how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal for the National Institutes of Health. It will include advice on how approach each section of your proposal, planning your commercialization strategy, writing to meet the reviewer expectations, common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them, and more. A continental breakfast and lunch is included.


SBIR/STTR 101: Commercialization Planning for SBIR-Stage Companies

When: December 7, 2017 - 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: University of New Hampshire School of Law

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 SBIR/STTR programs can be a valuable part of the process. A continental breakfast is included.