SBIR/STTR Grants - Information and Training

SBIR/STTR Grants - Information and Training

 

NH Inspires Innovation is a collaboration between the NH Innovation Research Center and
the NH Small Business Development Center
designed to bring SBIR grant information
and advising to NH companies.

Over $2 billion no cost federal funding is available to stimulate technology innovation and commercialization in the U.S.

These funds come from eleven federal agencies that are required to set aside funds from their R&D budgets for competitively-awarded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.  These grants are for companies with fewer than 500 employees.

• What are the ins and outs of SBIR/STTR funds?

• Are you ready  to apply?

• Is your proposal compelling?

NH Inspires Innovation is offering webinars, workshops and assessments to help you answer these questions.... and more!
 

Workshops and Eligibility Assessments

** Workshops are 50% off for faculty at New Hampshire institutions. **

For each agency-specific workshop:

    • Workshop will include a discussion with New Hampshire small business owners who have submitted successful SBIR/STTR proposals.
    • One-on-one consulting following the workshop is available by appointment.

February  10
2014

9:00am -
4:30pm

        

 

Nashua Technology Park,
200 Innovative Way,
Nashua
 

 

How to Write a Department of Defense SBIR/STTR Proposal

The Department of Defense solicits topic-specific proposals only.  This workshop will give you detailed instruction on the ins and outs of preparing either an SBIR or STTR proposal to meet the requirements of the DoD.   You will learn strategies for targeting your proposal to meet the both the agency’s mission and requirements and the reviewers’ expectations, defining the technical and commercial merit of your innovation, and avoiding common problems and pitfalls.
(See DoD Follow-On, May 12, 2014)

Program Details & Registration

February 11
2014

9:00am -
3:00pm

 

abi Innovation Hub,
844 Elm Street, Manchester

 

Commercialization Planning in Detail

Commercialization is the ability to provide a solution to a problem in exchange for money.  Going through the process of commercialization planning can actually be very instructive.. You will learn:  

  • What it takes to develop a credible commercialization plan
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Using market research to direct and focus your efforts
  • Planning for your financial needs
  • How to build a business model
  • Commercialization information differences across agencies

Program Details & Registration

February 11
2014

3:00pm -
4:30pm

 

 

abi Innovation Hub,
844 Elm Street, Manchester

 

Follow on to Commercialization Planning in Detail (Optional)

Homework Preparation & Feedback

Early in the SBIR/STTR planning process, you must be able to communicate clearly & concisely with the Agency about your technology and its relevant value to the agency mission once it is commercialized. These homework exercises will help you pinpoint exactly what additional information and analysis you need as you develop your SBIR/STTR Commercialization Plan for your Phase I and Phase II proposals.

Exercise 1  You will develop an initial "elevator pitch" for communicating with the agency program officials as you prepare to write your proposal.

Exercise 2  You will develop the basis for a more complete Executive Summary, expanding upon your initial elevator pitch to include your commercialization strategy. At the conclusion of this exercise, you will have a draft of your Executive Summary and clear identification of gaps you need to fill in order to complete your Commercialization Plan.

(Repeated as a webinar on February 24 and March 10)

February 12
2014

8:30am -
12:00pm

 

abi Innovation Hub,
844 Elm Street, Manchester

 

Agency Similarities and Differences

The 11 federal agencies participating in the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs uniquely interpret the proposal process and their requirements differ. Choosing the appropriate agency or agencies to target with your proposal is a critical element in funding success. This session will highlight some of the most important differences between agencies, where to gather additional relevant information, and how to integrate it into your decision making.

(Repeated on July 15 at Dartmouth)

Program Details & Registration

February 12
2014

1:00pm -
5:00pm

 

abi Innovation Hub,
844 Elm Street, Manchester

 

SBIR/STTR 101: Introduction and Overview

Entrepreneurs and small business owners who have a high-risk technology-based innovation will be able to assess their eligibility to receive Research, Development and Commercialization funding through the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Through these programs, 11 federal agencies make over $2 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually. Attendees will learn SBIR/STTR program basics, program purpose, eligibility requirements, sources of funding and tools for proposal development.  The workshop is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they should seriously consider pursuing an agency-specific grant or contract.

Program Details & Registration

February 24
2014

10:00am -
12:00pm

 

Webinar

 

Follow on to Commercialization Planning in Detail (Optional)

Homework Preparation & Feedback

Early in the SBIR/STTR planning process, you must be able to communicate clearly & concisely with the Agency about your technology and its relevant value to the agency mission once it is commercialized. These homework exercises will help you pinpoint exactly what additional information and analysis you need as you develop your SBIR/STTR Commercialization Plan for your Phase I and Phase II proposals.

Exercise 1  You will develop an initial "elevator pitch" for communicating with the agency program officials as you prepare to write your proposal.

Exercise 2  You will develop the basis for a more complete Executive Summary, expanding upon your initial elevator pitch to include your commercialization strategy. At the conclusion of this exercise, you will have a draft of your Executive Summary and clear identification of gaps you need to fill in order to complete your Commercialization Plan.

(Repeat of February 11 workshop; repeated as a webinar on March 10)

March
10
2014

10:00am -
12:00pm

 

Webinar

 

Follow on to Commercialization Planning in Detail (Optional)

Homework Preparation & Feedback

Early in the SBIR/STTR planning process, you must be able to communicate clearly & concisely with the Agency about your technology and its relevant value to the agency mission once it is commercialized. These homework exercises will help you pinpoint exactly what additional information and analysis you need as you develop your SBIR/STTR Commercialization Plan for your Phase I and Phase II proposals.

Exercise 1  You will develop an initial "elevator pitch" for communicating with the agency program officials as you prepare to write your proposal.

Exercise 2  You will develop the basis for a more complete Executive Summary, expanding upon your initial elevator pitch to include your commercialization strategy. At the conclusion of this exercise, you will have a draft of your Executive Summary and clear identification of gaps you need to fill in order to complete your Commercialization Plan.

(Repeat of February 11 workshop)

May
12
2014

8:30am -
12:30pm 

 

Nashua Technology Park,
200 Innovative Way,
Nashua

 

SBIR/STTR 101: Introduction and Overview

Entrepreneurs and small business owners who have a high-risk technology-based innovation will be able to assess their eligibility to receive Research, Development and Commercialization funding through the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Through these programs, 11 federal agencies make over $2 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually. Attendees will learn SBIR/STTR program basics, program purpose, eligibility requirements, sources of funding and tools for proposal development.  The workshop is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they should seriously consider pursuing an agency-specific grant or contract.

Program Details & Registration

May
12
2014

1:00pm -
5:00pm

 

Nashua Technology Park,
200 Innovative Way,
Nashua 

 

Department of Defense Follow-On

Note: You must attend the Feb 10, 2014 DoD workshop or have attended the May 8, 2012 DoD workshop to register for this session.  It is being offered  just after the DoD releases the SBIR solicitation topics.  You will learn how to tailor your proposal to specifically address your topic.

Program Details & Registration

May
13
2014

8:30am -
4:30pm

 

abi Innovation Hub,
844 Elm Street, Manchester

 

How to Write a Department of Energy SBIR/STTR Proposal

This workshop provides in-depth instruction focused on DOE’s SBIR and STTR program.  You will learn how to prepare a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal to meet the requirements of the DoE, including both technical and commercialization plans, use strategies to meet the reviewers’ expectations, and successfully navigate the submission process.

Program Details & Registration

July
14
2014

8:30am -
4:30pm
&
July
15
2014

8:30am -
12:00pm

 

Dartmouth

 

How to Write a National Institutes of Health SBIR/STTR Proposal

This 1-1/2 day workshop provides in-depth instruction focused on NIH’s SBIR and STTR program.  You will learn how to prepare a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal to meet the requirements of the NIH, including both technical and commercialization plans, use strategies to meet the reviewers’ expectations, and successfully navigate the submission process.

Program Details & Registration

July
15
2014

2:00pm -
5:00pm

 

 Dartmouth

 

Agency Similarities and Differences

The 11 federal agencies participating in the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs uniquely interpret the proposal process and their requirements differ. Choosing the appropriate agency or agencies to target with your proposal is a critical element in funding success. This session will highlight some of the most important differences between agencies, where to gather additional relevant information, and how to integrate it into your decision making.

Program Details & Registration

        

 

Need more information? 

 

Contact Gretchen Smith at:

Gretchen.smith@unh.edu
603-862-0123

 

Visit the NH Inspires Innovations website:

www.nhsbdc.org/nh-inspires-innovation

 

 

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