2015 SBIR/STTR Training Seminars
NSF SBIR Program
Friday, November 20, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
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
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
-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 email@example.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 Assistance – Guidance 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Technology Commercialization Consulting
Helping entrepreneurs launch and grow science & tech-based businesses
- Description of Services
- Getting Started
- Preparing Business Plans for Equity Investors Click Here for Doc Format Click Here for PDF Format
- “From Invention to Innovation” This excellent publication from the Dept. of Energy provides a comprehensive overview of the technology commercialization process.
*For more information about SBIR/STTR, help in identifying suitable topics, or a guided tour of the SBIR Gateway web site, please email email@example.com*
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