SBIR/STTR 101: Introduction & Overview
9 AM - 12 PM (ET)Cost: $50 for Michigan residents; $100 all othersThis half-day class helps small, technology entrepreneurs and businesses assess their eligibility to receive R&D funding through the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Through these programs, 11 federal agencies make over $2 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually.Attendees will learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including: program purpose, eligibility, sources of funding and tools for proposal development. It is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue a grant or contract proposal.Refund Policy: Refunds can be made up until 48 hrs. prior to training. No refunds after that time.Speaker: Andrea Johanson, Principal Consultant,BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)Speaker Information: Andrea is a BBC Principal Consultant with over 18 years of experience in leading international collaborative research projects. Prior to joining BBC in 2006, she was responsible for developing a portfolio of agricultural biotechnology projects at Michigan State University’s Institute of International Agriculture, and for reporting to federal funding agencies about the program. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Reading University, in the UK, a Masters in Plant Pathology from Cornell University, and a Master of Arts in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.