This special CIT-organized NIH focused SBIR/STTR workshop is delivered in three half-day sessions, with each session twice each day to accommodate busy schedules. Pick from a morning or afternoon session each day. Especially ideal for university PostDocs, graduate students, and entrepreneurial researchers. Open to small tech firms as well. Special lunch presentations will feature an NIH SBIR/STTR Success Panel, Tech Transer Options for PostDocs & Graduate Students, and University Resources, Policies & Procedures for Technology Licensing.
Sept. 16 -- Day 1: SBIR/STTR Intro & Proposal Planning:
Attend Day 1 to learn the basics of SBIR and STTR funding, how agencies vary, the amount of funding available, what it takes to qualify, how to start the early planning stages of your proposal (doing your homework), and the options available for university postdocs, grad students, university faculty, and small businesses. PLAN EARLY – it takes about 9 months to receive funding after proposals are submitted. Ideal for those in the early stages of their research want to learn about future funding options.
Sept. 17 -- Day 2: NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep:
Attend Day 2 to learn details on applying to the NIH SBIR and STTR funding programs. Learn what goes into each section of a proposal, how to interact with the NIH, understand how your proposals are reviewed and scored, and how to include key information in a very small amount of space. A great way to learn basic proposal writing techniques!
Sept. 18 – Day 3: Commercialization Plans & Budgeting:
Attend Day 3 to learn the commercialization aspects of writing a compelling SBIR or STTR proposal as well as a short session on budgeting. The Commercialization aspects of SBIR/STTR make this program very different than most other grants from NIH. How much do you need to interact with customers, collaborators, and others in the value chain? What makes a good Letter of Support? How much detail do I need in an NIH SBIR/STTR commercialization plan? A compelling commercialization plan and sound budget are both imperative to receive funding.
Virginia Based University PostDocs/Grad Students/Researchers and other Personnel:
-One day only: $20
-Two Days only: $40
-All three days: $45
Virginia based Small Tech Firms:
-One day only: $45
-Two Days only: $65
-All three days: $75
All others (including out of state universities and small businesses)
-$150 for all three days (no single day options available)
To register, click here.
Daily Morning Session: 8:30am-Noon
Lunch Training for both sessions: Noon-1pm
Daily Afternoon Session: 1pm-5pm