SBIR/STTR Application Training Sessions – This Week

CTNext’s SBIR/STTR AccelerateCT Program Holding Training Sessions to Help Companies Seeking Funding Through the Federal Government’s Small Business Innovation Research Programs

Recording of the First Two Webinars, ABC’s of SBIR/STTR Funding and Intro to the DoD’s SBIR Program, Now Available For Viewing – See Link Below

HARTFORD, CT (October 2, 2020) – The goal of CTNext’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Acceleration and Commercialization program is to increase the participation of Connecticut-based firms in federal SBIR and STTR grant programs. These highly competitive federal programs improve a small business’s chance of advancing its technology and achieving commercialization, higher profits and job growth.

This October, the program is offering six half-day training sessions to help research-based companies and innovators learn the ins-and-outs of the complex and demanding SBIR/STTR application process. Individual sessions will focus on Funding Basics; unique requirements of the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and National Institutes of Health; budget preparation and commercialization strategy development.

All sessions are free, but attendance is limited for these virtual sessions, so please pre-register as soon as possible. Details on each session and registration links for each session follow. We also encourage you to visit www.sbir.gov/aboutus and get some basic information about the programs, and take their basics tutorial here: https://www.sbir.gov/tutorials/program-basics/.

Recordings of the first two webinars are available for viewing beginning October 1, 2020 after 4pm. Follow this link for the recording of the first session – ABC’s of SBIR/STTR Funding: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/1176064435347852814.

Follow this link for the recording of the second session – Overview of the DoD’s SBIR Programhttps://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/7681208432854774534

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

October 1, 2020
10:00am – 11:30am
ABC’s of SBIR/STTR Funding

(Strongly recommended you view the recording of this session before participating in next week’s webinars.)

Is your technology company eligible for non-dilutive federal funding through the government’s SBIR/STTR program? Join us for this webinar covering SBIR/STTR program basics including program purpose; eligibility; and sources of funding. It is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue proposal development and tools to help begin the process.
Presented By: Jerry Hollister
Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7377604684305760016

October 1, 2020
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Overview of DoD SBIR Program

This session will provide an overview of the various DOD components and how their programs differ and learn how to find the right solicitation for your technology, how to contact the Technical Points of Contact (TPOC) as well as how to influence future topics and tips for a successful proposal. Presented By: Jerry Hollister
Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8702448026055005712

October 6, 2020
10:00am – 11:30am
NIH Program Overview
This session will provide an overview of NIH grant programs. We’ll cover; NIH structure and identifying the most appropriate Institute or Center to fund your project; Understanding and navigating NIH’s review process; Effective communication with the Program Managers; Tapping into NIH’s unique SBIR/STTR funding opportunities to maximize your budget.
Presented By: Megan Varnum, Ph.D.
Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4068689311700109328

October 6, 2020
1:00pm – 2:30pm
NSF Program Overview
Find out if your R&D project qualifies for funding through the National Science Foundation’s SBIR or STTR programs. This webinar covers basics of the NSF programs including goals and eligibility, what NSF funds and its funding rates, application components and proposal scoring.
Presented By: Megan Varnum, Ph.D.
Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2218945715920522512

October 8, 2020
10:00am – 11:30am
How to Prepare a Budget for SBIR/STTR Proposals
Developing a proper budget for a grant or contract proposal should not be overlooked. A proper budget can be an effective tool in driving the project from start to finish. Be sure not to leave money on the table. This session will walk through the development of a project budget. Items covered will include what costs need to be included, how to write a budget justification, can the company afford to pursue this project, what indirect rate should be used and more.
Presented By: Kris Bergman
Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/792404145671918608

October 8, 2020
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Essentials of Commercialization
Commercialization and transition plans can be a key differentiator in the SBIR/STTR programs, it is important to know what the agencies are looking for and how to go about developing a good plan. This session will review the requirements and guide you through where to start, what to include, and how to show your best self.
Presented By: Shannon Bass
Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2186032934854792976

About CTNext: CTNext is Connecticut’s go-to resource for entrepreneurial support. The goal of the program is to build a more robust community of entrepreneurs and to accelerate startup growth by providing access to talent, space, industry expertise, services, skill development and capital to foster innovation and create jobs for people in Connecticut. CTNext has more than 3,000 members in its network. To learn more, visit www.ctnext.com.

About BBC: BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. For more information, visit www.bbcetc.com.

CONTACT: Jessica Dodge, CTNext, jessica.dodge@ctinnovations.com

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Bradley, CTNext, thomas.bradley@ctinnovations.com, 860/967-5357.


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