SBIR/STTR Training Workshop

  • June 20 – 21, 2018
  • Havana Room, 4240 Duncan Ave, St Louis 63110

SBIR/STTR Training Workshop

Presented by the BioEntrepreneurship Core

BioGenerator SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation Workshop
June 20-21, 2018

BioGenerator and BBC bring this workshop to cover all aspects of writing an SBIR/STTR proposal focused on life science technologies including eligibility, participating agencies, the difference between SBIR and STTR, and how to plan your proposal. The workshop will include information on the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation programs, though it is timed to aid in proposal preparation for the Sept. 5, 2018, NIH deadline and detailed emphasis will be placed on the NIH process.

Training will begin with SBIR/STTR basics, including eligibility requirements, participating agencies, the difference between SBIR/STTR, and essential information about the NSF SBIR/STTR program. Then it will take a deep dive into NIH proposal preparation, including:

· Strategies for targeting your proposal to address NIH’s mission/requirements
· How to approach each section of your proposal
· How to prepare a budget for your proposal (via webinar)
· Writing to meet reviewer expectations
· Planning your commercialization strategy
· Common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them

The workshop is conducted by SBIR/STTR expert, Becky Aistrup, who has trained hundreds of individuals from SBIR novices to tenured faculty and experienced SBIR entrepreneurs. Grant and contracts management expert, Kris Bergman, will provide the budget preparation webinar on Day 2. Both Becky and Kris are with BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc), which is nationally recognized for its expertise in helping emerging companies win federal funding through the SBIR and STTR programs and use it strategically to propel growth. Feedback from 20 years of attendees has overwhelming endorsed this session as a critical component in successful proposal development.

Wednesday and Thursday, June 20 & 21

8 am-4 pm both days

Havana Room, 4240 Duncan Ave, St Louis 63110

Open to the Wash U community



Register here