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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Essentials for NIH, NSF & DOD, Blacksburg

All Day Event

The government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs make over $2.6 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually. Join SBIR/STTR expert, Becky Aistrup, and learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including eligibility requirements, the difference between SBIR and STTR, participating agencies and tips for success. Session will focus on the major agencies of NIH, NSF and DOD.


Becky will cover the distinquishing features and technology areas addressed by each of the agencies, getting reqistered so you can submit, preparing proposal components for maximum impact, what reviewers expect, and more.  


Attendees have the options to regsiter for the full day session or only the morning Intro & NIH Sessions at a reduced rate.


Instructor:  Becky Aistrup, BBC ETC

LOCATION:  Skelton Conference Center, 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA

Questions, contact or 703-689-3080.


$50 for Virginia based small technology firms, FULL DAY

$35 for Virginia based small tech firms, Morning Intro & NIH Session ONLY

$40 Virginia university researchers, FULL DAY

$20 Virginia university researchers, Morning Intro & NIH Session ONLY

$150 per person all others.  Attendance is limited. Register early.




AGENDA -- This is an approximate agenda for those who may attend certain portions of the event. 

8:30-9AM -- Check-in.

9:00 -- Intros, SBIR/STTR program overview & eligibility, SBIR vs. STTR, Agency differences, Doing your homework, SBIR/STTR registrations required

10:45 -- Break

11:00-- Introduction to NIH SBIR/STTR programs, Topic selection and NIH homework, Review process, Overview of preparing the NIH proposal

1:00 -- LUNCH

1:30 -- Introduction to NSF SBIR/STTR programs, Topic selection and NSF homework, Overview of preparing the NSF proposal

2:45 -- Break

3:00 -- Introduction to DoD SBIR/STTR programs, Topic selection and DoD homework, Overview of preparing the DoD proposal

4:15 -- Brief overview of Commercialization Planning



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