9/25 - SBIR & STTR Proposal Workshop for Entrepreneurs, Faculty & Students

Event Status: Open   
Event Date: 9/25/2013
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contact: Mark Torres, (559) 241-7413
Center: UC Merced SBDC Regional Network
Event Location: University of California Center (Fresno) Inyo Kern Room, 550 E. Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710
Description: The federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide over $2 billion dollars a year to small companies developing leading-edge technologies that are of interest to federal agencies. Small businesses can receive $850,000 or more in seed capital to develop innovative technologies with commercial potential. SBIR and STTR grants are a good way to fund research and development of intellectual property. This workshop is designed specifically for: • Entrepreneurs, faculty and students engaged in innovative research • Small businesses and other innovative companies looking for start-up support • Economic development, private business services providers focused on business development • University technology transfer, grant and contracts administrators Topics To Include: • SBIR/STTR Basics • Differences Between the 11 Participating Federal Agencies • Address why this process of commercialization is so important for the Central Valley and UCM • The Process for Developing a Competitive Proposal
Topics: Technology, Other
Instructions: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Workshop 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Location: Inyo Kern Room Guest Speakers: Dr. Marie Talnack, with more than 30 years experience in these programs, she has worked with all 12 funding agencies. She learned the program while working at Technology Transfer Offices at several research universities, national research laboratories, and her own high-tech consulting firm. After writing more than 500 SBIR proposals and converting these into research and follow-on commercialization funding, she will demonstrate how to effectively use these programs.


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