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Introduction to the SBIR/STTR Programs


Do you think your research might qualify for SBIR/STTR funding?

Find out how the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs 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. The two programs make over $4 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually.

Join this virtual workshop from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CST), Tuesday, March 8, to learn what it takes to participate in the programs. They’ll review, eligibility requirements, participating agencies, the differences between SBIR and STTR, common misconceptions and more! This training is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue proposal development and provides the tools to help begin the process.

You’ll leave knowing:

  • If you’re eligible for SBIR/STTR funding
  • The difference between SBIR and STTR
  • What agency is the best fit for your technology
  • The steps needed to get your proposal started
  • How to communicate with your program manager
  • And much more!

Call 605-360-7382 or email gary.archamboult@usd.edu for additional information.

View these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Programs

About BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

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2020 Tibbetts award-winner BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. BBCetc’s Michigan clients have been awarded more than $307 million in funding since 2002. www.bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741 / info@bbcetc.com / @BBC_etc

About the Presenter: Monique Branham

Monique Branham

Monique Branham joined the company in July of 2021 with 22 years of experience in the DOD. She joined the United States Air Force in 1999 and has an M.B.A in Aviation from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. While in the Air Force she served as a Quality Assurance personnel of government contracts and a Resource Management Officer. Monique moved to the Air Force Space and Missile System Center (SMC) and became the SBIR/STTR commercialization expert. Monique’s work was instrumental in finding leveraged funding from government, academic, and private sectors, as well as writing intricate transition management plans led to the successful commercialization of SBIR topics that are currently operating on the International Space Station. Monique was able to garner leveraged funding for commercialization for over 20 SBIR topics. Monique has received awards from SMC for Innovation and leadership. Monique has an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force.


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