SBIR/STTR Funding for Life Sciences Workshop – SEPT. 11

This workshop is targeted at CEOs and researchers in life sciences firms and to faculty members, graduate students and post docs who are interested in exploring SBIR/STTR funding opportunities. We will cover essential information for crafting a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal. The workshop will enable attendees to determine if this source of funding is right for their company and project.  It will provide instruction on the ins and outs of preparing a proposal to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including both technical and commercialization plans, and navigating the often complicated submission process. It will also provide information on the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) programs as they also fund projects in life sciences.

  • Registration:
  • When: Tuesday, September 11th, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
  • Where: The Pyle Center, Madison WI.
  • Cost: There is no cost to attend. Lunch is included.

Who Should Attend:

  • Technology-based entrepreneurs and small companies seeking funding for R&D with an interest in submitting a SBIR/STTR proposal within the next 12 months
  • Faculty members, graduate students and post docs who are interested in learning about this transitional funding mode as your research interests begin to bridge towards commercialization.

What You’ll Come Away With:

  • Current information on the SBIR/STTR program
  • Strategies for targeting your proposal to meet an Agency’s mission and requirements
  • Technological innovation and commercial merit – what this really means
  • Common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • The importance of Commercialization and why it is so critical to successful SBIR/STTR proposals
  • How to write the proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations
  • Navigating the often complicated process of actual submission
  • What to do once you learn you are going to be funded (and what to do next if you learn you are not)


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