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NJSBDC September 2015 SBIR Update


2015 SBIR/STTR Training Seminars


NSF SBIR Program


One-to-One Appointments

Friday, November 20, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sponsored by:



BioNJ, NJ Technology Council, NSF MIRTHE Center at Princeton,

Rutgers Office of New Ventures & Entrepreneurship



This half-day seminar is intended to provide participants with an introduction and overview of the SBIR and STTR programs including how to search for solicitations and topics that may fit their technologies and core technical competencies. Participants will also receive instruction intended to help them prepare competitive grant proposals. In addition, the seminar will include an overview of NSF’s SBIR/STTR program.



8:00- 8:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast
8:30- 8:35 am Welcome and Introductions
8:35-10:00 am Overview of the SBIR and STTR ProgramsSolicitation/Topic Search and Selection

Randy Harmon, NJSBDC Technology

Commercialization Consultant;

NJIT-EDC Entrepreneur In Residence; Principal,

Foundations Business Development Group

10:00-10:15 am Networking Break
10:15-12:15 pm Preparing Competitive ProposalsRoger Cohen, NJSBDC International Trade

Consultant; Principal, Cohen International

-Proposal Format and Structure

-Crafting the Abstract

-Proposal Evaluation

-Introduction to Cost Proposals

Anthony Faugno, EisnerAmper LLP

-Lessons from the Field

12:15-12:45 pm Overview of NSF SBIR/STTR ProgramSteven Konsek, SBIR Program Director

working in electronics, semiconductors and


12:45- 1:00 pm Collaborating With Rutgers University
1:00- 1:15 pm Final Q&A and Wrap-up
1:15- 2:00 pm Networking Lunch




Registration: $35 in advance, $50 after 11/18; Students $10 in advance, $20 after 11/18; Visit www.NJSBDC.com/sbir


-Steven Konsek will be available for 15 minute 1-to-1 appointments beginning at 1:45 to discuss the fit between attendees’ technologies and NSF’s interests. To apply for one of these slots send a 1-2 page summary addressing 1) the company and team 2) the market opportunity, value proposition, and customers 3) the technology/innovation, and 4) the competition to rgharmon@njsbdc.com. Steven will follow up over the phone with those companies that he is unable to meet with.


SBIR & STTR Introductory Webcasts

View each individually via the links above – or – as a Full Presentation via the YouTube Playlist below.

*Once you have viewed the webcasts, please post any comments you have to YouTube.

We welcome your feedback.


  • SBIR Gateway -One stop SBIR/STTR resource site
  • Proposal Preparation AssistanceGuidance in pursuing the SBIR/STTR programs, assistance in drafting proposals and written critiques of proposals are available to New Jersey entrepreneurs and small business owners through NJSBDC. Contact Randy Harmon at rgharmon@njsbdc.com for more information.

Technology Commercialization Consulting

Helping entrepreneurs launch and grow science & tech-based businesses

*For more information about SBIR/STTR, help in identifying suitable topics, or a guided tour of the SBIR Gateway web site, please email rgharmon@njsbdc.com*

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