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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Essentials with NSF Focus

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 National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR programs.


The NSF SBIR/STTR programs award over $160M each year to early stage entrepreneurs performing high risk research that if proved feasible will have a big impact.  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.  


This session is specifically designed to help those who may be considering the December NSF SBIR/STTR solicitation deadlines -- learn how to plan your approach, contact the agency, and write a compelling and compliant proposal.


8:30-9:00AM: Checkin, Coffee, Bagels

9AM-4PM:  SBIR / STTR Training (lunch included)

4:15PM-5:30PM:  CIT Funding Support Program Overview -- this special session will provide details about CIT's efforts across the Commonwealth, announce and describe the next Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund grant solicitation, details on CIT's GAP Seed Fund, and details on CIT's SBIR/STTR Support Programs. Those attending the SBIR workshop do not need to regsiter separately. No extra fee to attend this add on session.  Also available for stand alone registration by those not attending the SBIR workshop. 


Instructor:  Becky Aistrup, BBC ETC
LOCATION:  CIT Building, MACH37 Offices, 2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon, VA
Questions, contact or 703-689-3080.


$65 for Virginia based small technology firms and university researchers.

$175 per person all others. 

Space is limited.



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