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2012 SoCalBio Workshop on Accessing Government Funding

Southern California Biomedical Council

Friday, June 8, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

2012 SoCalBio Workshop on Accessing Government Funding

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Not a SoCalBio Member Ended $300.00 $17.49
SoCalBio Member Ended $200.00 $11.99
Academic/Gov/Nonprofit Ended $100.00 $6.49

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Numerous U.S. government agencies provide funds, such as SBIR and STTR grants, to small biotech and medical device firms in support of their R&D and commercialization activities. Such grants offer non-dilutive funding, confer validation from peers, and provide invaluable feedback from experts.

In the current financial environment, these government grants are becoming more important as traditional sources of funding early-stage life science companies dry up. 

Attend this SoCalBio Workshop to to get more information about changes in the SBIR/STTR rules after the reauthiorization of the SBIR Program early this year.

Also, this workshop will sharpen your grant-writing skills and and enable you to tap various government funding opportunities from the NIH, NSF and DoD.

Furthermore, you will hear from entrepreneurs who won grants and get tips from active venture capitalists on how to leverage government grants to access institutional funding.


  • Gregory Milman, Ph.D., Director, Office for Innovation and Special Programs, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, DHHS
  • Dave D. Hood   MS, MBA, PMP, President, DH3 & Associates {Former Senior Advisor to Principal Assistant for Acquisition US Army MRMC
  • Jessica KenyonVice President for Health and Life Science Programs, American Defense International, Inc.
  • Bob Rawles, Sr. Manager, Moss Adams
  • Kinman Tong Health Care & Not-for-Profit Business Assurance Services Manager, Moss Adams
  • Seth Levy, Partner, Nixon Peabody
  • Marie Talnack, PhD, SBIR/STTR Grant Consultant


7:30    Registration and breakfast

8:00    Introductions

8:15    NIH funding opportunities following the re-authorization of the SBIR/STTR grant program

10:00   Break

10:15   Accessing funding from Department of Defense (DoD) sources and how to navigate the

           DoD bureaucratic maize

11:15   Additional sources of funding opportunities (NASA, Energy, Commerce,m etc.) 

12:15   Lunch

1:00     Meeting government accounting requirements

1:55     Break

2:05     Patenting your inventions under the "America Invents Act"

2:55     Break

3:05     Leveraging your SBIR/STTR grant money to take your company to the next level

4:00     Instruction ends


What will be covered:

  • The Fundamenals:
    • SBIR/STTR legislation
    • Differences between grants and contracts
    • Grant and contract eligibility rules
    • Targeting the right agency
    • When to apply
    • How proposals get scored
    • How long it takes to get a notice of award
  • Understanding Proposals
    • Identifying a problem and a solution
    • Understanding the heart of the proposal.
    • Identifying research questions
    • Documenting the state of the art
    • Choosing Phase I technical objectives
    • Understanding the relationship between Phase I and Phase II
    • Proving significance of the work
    • Assuring the agency wants what you’ve got
    • Assuring your approach is correct
    • Assuring the work is innovative
  • Understanding Reviewers and the Review Process Regarding:
    • Work plan & budget
    • Research team, equipment and facilities
    • Determining whether you need a partner 
    • How to find a partner
    • Convincing reviewers that commercialization is likely
    • Follow-on funding for commercialization
  • Tips on Technical Writing.
    • What it means to write well
    • Putting the proposal in formats required by different agencies
  • Meeting Government Accounting Requirements
  • Protecting Intellectual Property Under the New Patent Laws


USC Stevens Institute

Saban Research Institute

No Refunds. Substitutions Accepted

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Auditorium of the Saban Research Institute
4650 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Friday, June 8, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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Southern California Biomedical Council

The Southern California Biomedical Council is a nonprofit, member-supported trade association that supports and promotes life-science research, development, manufacturing, job creation and overall economic growth in the six counties that comprise the Greater Los Angeles region (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Bernardino). The Council’s programs help local firms gain access to capital, potential partners and business support services. SoCalBio also promotes technology transfer and workforce training, while informing policy makers and the public at-large about the benefits of the region’s life-science industry.  SoCalBio is open to membership by firms and organizations engaged in life-science technology development and commercialization. More information is available at http://www.socalbio.org
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