During this virtual workshop, our experts will guide you through how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal that meets the unique requirements of the NIH.
For basic research advancing beyond the academic realm, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides non-dilutive federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The NIH SBIR/STTR programs award over $1.21 billion in R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses developing game-changing technologies. This three-part workshop is ideal for companies targeting the September 5 submission deadline.
Expect to learn:
- Strategies for targeting your proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations
- How to communicate with program officials
- How to approach key sections of the proposal
- Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
- and more!
About BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting
BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. BBCetc’s Michigan clients have been awarded over $350 million in funding since 2002. The company was recently named a 2020 Tibbetts award winner as well as one of 50 “Michigan companies to watch” by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. www.bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741 / [email protected] / @BBC_etc
The SBIR/STTR Workshop is a three-part course. Please refer to the schedule below for details on each part. Attendees only need to register once to automatically enroll in all three parts of the workshop.
June 7 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation Workshop Part 1
Understanding the NIH review process, writing your Specific AIMS page, research strategy and preparing proposal components for maximum impact.
June 7 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST
NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation Workshop Part 2
Other critical details of the proposal; the importance of your team, facilities and other resources, budgets and human subject research components.
June 9 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Essentials of SBIR/STTR Commercialization
Learn NIH expectations for commercialization plans in your phase I and phase II proposals. Where to find cost effective market research, what to include in your finance plan and revenue stream and what your “commitment letters” should include.
Meet the Presenters
Andrea Johanson, Ph.D.
Andrea is a BBCetc Sr. Principal Consultant with over 25 years of experience in leading international collaborative research projects. Prior to joining BBC in 2006, she was responsible for developing a portfolio of agricultural biotechnology projects at Michigan State University’s Institute of International Agriculture, and for reporting to federal funding agencies about the program. Andrea has also served as an international consultant on a broad range of issues relating to international agricultural development, biotechnology, biosafety, intellectual property rights and technology transfer. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Reading University, UK, a Masters in Plant Pathology from Cornell University, and a Master of Arts in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, UK.
Shannon is a BBCetc Senior Principal Consultant. She joined the BBCetc team in 2018 bringing with her 28 years of management experience in the biotechnology industry and as an independent SBIR/STTR consultant. Shannon’s career began with an animal health start-up out of the University of Kentucky, which was later purchased by Neogen Corporation. She continued in senior management with Neogen for 17 years in the areas of quality control/ assurance, regulatory, pharmaceutical manufacturing and technical services. Later she became CEO of a biotech start-up which brought to market a veterinary research device and president of another medical device firm developing a product for treatment of late-stage lung cancer. She holds B.S. degree in Agriculture from Murray State University in Kentucky.
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