SBIR/STTR Grant Training Workshops

Do you struggle for resources to support your R&D? Are you a small business with fewer than 500 employees?

If so, one source of grant funding – non-dilutive capital – to support your research could be the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Winning awards in these highly competitive $2.7 billion federal programs requires strategic proposals and a thorough understanding of funding agency goals. Attend these SBIR/STTR programs to learn:

The workshops are conducted by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC (BBCetc) which works with technology-based entrepreneurs and companies throughout the U.S. on strategies to advance their R&D efforts to commercialization. The BBCetc team is nationally recognized for its success in helping clients secure federal SBIR/STTR funding.

Upcoming Workshops

Sessions will be held near Dartmouth College on October 18th and at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in Durham on October 21st and 22nd. The Hanover session is a single day and is free (lunch on your own). There is a $25 fee for the Durham sessions that covers all workshops over the two days and includes lunch.

Register for the Durham Session(s)

Register for the Dartmouth Session

Also available at both sessions will be One-on-One Meetings: These meetings provide an opportunity to talk with a consultant about specific projects and ask SBIR/STTR-related questions in a private setting. They are typically set up as 15 to 30-minute long sessions. Please email nhirc.info@unh.edu to schedule or learn more.


Workshop Descriptions


SBIR/STTR – Overview & Proposal Preparation

When: October 18, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Dartmouth University, Byrne General Motors Classroom, Tuck School of Business, Hanover

This day-long session seeks to provide enough information for attendees to evaluate whether they would like to seriously pursue a grant or contract proposal and provide instruction and overview on developing competitive proposals for participating agencies of the SBIR/STTR program.


SBIR/STTR 101 – Introduction & Overview

When: October 21, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: University of New Hampshire, 21 Madbury Road, Durham


This session covers SBIR/STTR eligibility, the difference between SBIR and STTR, participating agencies and key components of a competitive proposal. The class is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue a grant or contract proposal.


SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation – Focus on NSF and DOD

When: October 22, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: University of New Hampshire, 21 Madbury Road, Durham

This program will provide important information about SBIR/STTR funding and how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Defense (DOD). It will include advice on how to 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.


SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation – Focus on NIH

When: October 22, 2019 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: University of New Hampshire, 21 Madbury Road, Durham

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 (NIH). 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.


These sessions are sponsored through a cooperative effort of the University of New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (NHIRC), the New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Center (NH PTAC) and the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC).