Basics of SBIR/STTR Programs – July 19, 2011

LOCATION:  CCEDC – 737 Constitution Dr., Exton, PA 19341

SBIR/STTR funding is government R&D funding that requires no repayment, no equity dilution and no “external control”. To date, over $16 billion has been awarded by the SBIR program to various small businesses. This workshop is intended to help you compete for a share of the over $1 Billion available for 2011 and to help us move Pennsylvania up in the overall SBIR/STTR funding pool.

This Workshop Covers:

Overview of SBIR Program background:

  • Requirements
  • Statistics of proposal successes and awards
  • Agencies

Overview of STTR Program:

  • Requirements
  • Statistics of awards
  • Agencies
  • Solicitation review, requirements
  • Proposal failures, preparation, overview, content, pricing
  • Cost accounting system(s)
  • Program plan contents

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for budding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and faculty, who are interested in innovative research funding – even if you don’t have a technical staff or a business.

  • Small businesses must meet certain eligibility criteria to participate in the SBIR/STTR program. They must be:
  • American-owned and independently operated with < 500 employees
  • For-profit (but not necessarily profitable)
  • SBIR only: Principal researcher employed by business (need not be Ph.D., but must be able to technically project)
  • For STTR, small business must partner with US University or non-profit R&D organization

Non-Incorporated businesses (Sole proprietor and Partnership) are allowed. In fact more than 35% of past awards have been to companies with < 25 employees.

Register for this Training Event HERE

This training is provided as part of a FAST Grant to the IPart from the SBA.