SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation - NIH Focus

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9 AM - 4 PM

Cost: $125 for Michigan residents; $250 all others

This seminar presents essential information for crafting a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal that meets the unique requirements of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


  • Current information on the SBIR/STTR program
  • Strategies for targeting your proposal to meet the mission and requirements of the NIH as well as the reviewers’ expectations
  • Technological innovation and commercial merit – what this really means
  • Common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Preparing a Commercialization Plan
  • Navigating the often complicated process of electronic submission 
  • What to do once you learn you are going to be funded (and what to do next if you learn you are not)

NOTE: Lunch for both days is included in the registration fee.

Speaker: Andrea Johanson, PhD, Principal Consultant,BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)

Speaker Information: Andrea Johanson is a BBCetc 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.

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