Join the UConn Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium for an intensive, two-day workshop focused on proposal development for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program.
Each year the SBIR/STTR federal program provides billions of dollars in non-dilutive grant funding to U.S. small businesses to advance and commercialize innovative technologies.
Strategic proposals and a thorough understanding of the funding agencies’ goals are necessary to win awards in this competitive federal program. At the workshop, Lisa Kurek, a nationally recognized SBIR/STTR expert, will provide detailed instruction about developing competitive proposals for the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Sponsored by CTNext, the two-day workshop will take place Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the UConn Health Center Cell and Genome Sciences Building in Farmington, CT.
The workshop is designed for Connecticut-based entrepreneurs interested in SBIR/STTR funding.
The free workshop includes a light lunch. Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis.
In addition to basic information about SBIR/STTR, Lisa will cover:
- The mission, features, and technology areas of the three agencies
- Strategies for targeting your proposal to meet reviewers’ expectations
- How to approach development of the your proposal
- Tips for navigating the submission process
Lisa will focus on essential commercialization strategies that could make or break your proposal. The afternoon will consist of one-on-one meetings to discuss your company’s technologies and funding goals.
About the UConn’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium
The UConn’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium serves to foster entrepreneurship and innovation by inspiring and promoting ideas, connecting resources, and building awareness throughout the university and external community. Learn more at entrepreneurship.uconn.edu.