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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SBIR/STTR Grant Proposal Prep Workshop

10:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Conference Center at Innovation Research Park-2
4211 Monarch Way, 1st Floor
Norfolk, VA , 23508

SBIR grants (Small Business Innovation Research) and its sister STTR grant program (Small Business Technology Transfer) provide $150K - $1.5M in early stage R&D funding as a set-aside for small technology firms and start-ups. 11 participating federal agencies use this program to fund early stage technology development that will help them solve their problems and meet their missions. $2.5B is available in this program with the main purpose to commercialize the funded technology.

This session will be taught by Lisa Kurek of BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, one of the leading SBIR/STTR consulting firms in the US.

This one-day session provides detailed instruction on strategy and technical proposal preparation and is brought to you by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). CIT’s Federal Funding Assistance Program works with Virginia based technology firms to improve your chances of winning SBIR/STTR grants. Training, mentoring, funding support, and more are part of this program.


  • Strategic Planning - First, Do Your Homework
  • SBIR/STTR program details
  • Technological innovation and commercial merit - what this really means
  • Strategies for targeting your proposal to meet Agency's mission and requirements
  • How to do your intelligence work prior to writing the proposal
  • Proposal Development - Crafting a Fundable Proposal
  • Planning tools for writing the proposal
  • The SBIR/STTR review process - learn how to write the proposal to meet the reviewers' expectations
  • Step-by-step process on how to write each section of a SBIR/STTR proposal
  • Common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • How Postdoctoral researchers can use SBIR/STTR to continue research as they leave the university
  • Post-Award Administration - What to do once you learn you are going to be funded (and what to do next if you learn you are not)


  • Virginia Based Technology Firms: $80
  • Virginia based University researchers & personnel: $50
  • Non-Virginia Based Firms and university researchers: $175

Conference Center at Innovation Research Park-2
4211 Monarch Way, 1st Floor, Norfolk, VA 23508
Robert Brooke, Director, Federal Funding Programs, CIT




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