The Center for Innovative Technology announced the Fall 2014 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Training Schedule.
SBIR and STTR grants provide $150,000 to $1 million in early-stage research and development funding for high risk, new technology development. Eleven participating federal agencies use this program to fund early-stage technology development that will help them meet their missions.
Several SBIR/STTR events are planned for the fall. The low-cost workshops are presented by leading SBIR/STTR consultants, who work with hundreds of companies each year.
- NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Workshop
Sept. 16-18, Omni Hotel, Charlottesville, Va.
This special three-day NIH SBIR/STTR workshop is delivered in three half-day sessions, with each session delivered twice each day to accommodate busy schedules. Ideal for university students and entrepreneurial researchers.
- How to Win SBIR/STTR Awards, w/ Emphasis on NSF
Oct. 7, Arlington County Economic Development, Arlington, Va.
This session will have a special focus on the National Science Foundation program. The workshop is timed to help you learn about and write a compelling proposal.
- Eligibility Requirements for SBIR/STTR — WEBINAR
Oct. 8, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Eligibility requirements for SBIR/STTR can get confusing. Rules are different for SBIR and STTR in some cases, and even differ in some aspects from one agency to the next. This webinar will cover the rules to consider if your company is eligible to apply for SBIR/STTR.
- SBIR/STTR Compliance for Recipients – WEBINAR
Oct. 16, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
This webinar provides information on how to set up and manage procurement policies, payroll, employee leave and other internal controls that are necessary for success once you’ve won your award.
- SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Tips Sessions
Oct. 28 (Abingdon, Va.), Oct. 29 (Wyethville, Va.), Oct. 20 (Danville, Va.), 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CIT is proud to present this special rural SBIR training series. Each session presents an intro to CIT’s funding sources, and discusses local resources to support early-stage entrepreneurs. Most of the event will provide an overview of the SBIR/STTR programs.
- SBIR/STTR as a Funding Source for PostDocs & Grad Students — WEBINAR
Dec. 11, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
These programs can fund the continued research of postdoctoral scholars (postdocs) and Graduate Students as they exit the university. Webinar covers: Investigating new sources of grant funding; pursuing applied research; commercializing research discovery; investigating career opportunities for grad students and postdocs; considering starting a company; eligibility requirements for SBIR and STTR; and more.
CIT leads the efforts in the Commonwealth of Virginia to support the SBIR/STTR community through low-cost training, free mentoring, specialized referrals and “Phase 0” grants that can help companies hire a professional SBIR/STTR consultant.