Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants from the federal government are an excellent way to help fund pre-seed, seed, and early stage companies.
With the support of the U.S. Department of Economic Development under grant #ED17HDQ0200003, the Center for Biotechnology aims to bolster the regional bioscience ecosystem by supporting a formal mentorship program, as well as a critical NIH-focused SBIR/STTR training and application development program which will assist in capital formation and launching new companies.
The Center annually offers an intensive SBIR/STTR Workshop led by SBIR/STTR program experts annually. The 1.5-day session focused on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will cover program essentials and how to compete for funding. Training is open to the public and will include:
– Current information on the SBIR/STTR programs
– Strategies for targeting your proposal to address the mission and requirements of the NIH
– How to approach each section of your proposal
– Planning your commercialization strategy
– Writing to meet the reviewers’ expectations
– Common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them
Those who wish to be considered for the next cohort to receive one-on-one proposal counseling must have prior experience with either a sanctioned SBIR/STTR Intensive Training Workshop or an SBIR/STTR submission. Those who did not participate in the January workshop offered by the Center for Biotechnology have the option of participating in SBIR Impact NYC’s next intensive workshop. Details and links below.
SBIR/STTR Intensive Training: NIH Focus
Dates: September 27-28, 2017
Day 1: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Location: Weill Greenberg Center, 1305 York Ave., New York (directions)
Training is in the second floor Greenberg Auditorium
Note: This event is offered and organized by SBIR Impact NYC.
Through a competitive application process, select participants will receive follow-on counseling via one-on-one proposal mentoring with SBIR/STTR experts. Iterative proposal development assistance will be offered on an as needed basis. If selected for follow on counseling, participants will be charged $250 participation fee. All additional costs will be covered by the Center for Biotechnology.
APPLY ONLINE HERE. Applications to be considered for the next cohort (for the January 5, 2018 SBIR/STTR deadline) are due by 5pm Friday, September 29, 2017.
Note: Those who will be submitting applications for the One-on-One Training must must have prior experience with either a sanctioned SBIR/STTR Intensive Training Workshop or an SBIR/STTR submission.
Questions? Please contact the Center for Biotechnology at 631-632-8521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.