Two-Day SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation Workshop

Posted on: March 4, 2019   |   Categories: Announcements, News & Updates
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March 20 – 21, 2019

SBIR & STTR – America’s Seed Fund

Eleven federal agencies make 6,000 grants and contracts annually, totaling nearly $3B, to American Small Businesses to develop innovative products and processes. Learn how this equity-free financing can grow your business and de-risk new technologies for investors. Becky Aistrup from BBC Entrepreneurship Training and Consulting will share the secrets to winning SBIR & STTR funding. Seating is limited so register early!

Faculty and students select “EPSCoR” for Professional Development Sponsorship


Day 1 – Sioux Falls

The ABC’s of SBIR/STTR and Planning Your Commercialization Strategy

During the morning you will learn about SBIR/STTR eligibility, how SBIR and STTR differ, and selecting the right agency for your technology. In the afternoon the focus will be on the essential elements of a credible commercialization plan, including agency expectations, components of an effective plan, sources of market research data, and supporting documents you will need.

DAY 2 – Brookings

SBIR/STTR Introduction and Proposal Prep Essentials for NIH, NSF and USDA

Join SBIR/STTR expert, Becky Aistrup and learn the distinguishing features and technology areas addressed by each of the agencies, getting registered, so you can submit, and preparing proposal components for maximum impact. Then focus in on essential information for creating a competitive proposal to meet the mission, standards and requirements of the NIH, NSF and USDA programs.

Sponsored by the South Dakota Biotech Association and SD EPSCoR

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