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SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation - DoD|DoE

Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization

Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Durham, NH

SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation - DoD|DoE

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Note: Parking can be available for $8.00/day.  You MUST send a request to by April 15th to reserve a space in C-Lot.  Do not pay at the parking lot booth, pay at the registration table, cash only.


Speaker: Lisa Kurek, BBC Consulting

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Technology-based entrepreneurs, faculty and small companies seeking funding for R&D with plans to submit a proposal within the next 12 months.

BACKGROUND: Eleven federal agencies award more than $2.4 billion annually to small businesses to support innovation based R&D. This one-day session will primarily focus on the Department of Defense SBIR program whose 2011.2 solicitation is expected to be released at the end of April.  An overview of the Department of Energy, whose next solicitation is not due to be released until late September, will also be presented.  The session will provide instruction on proposal preparation, including both technical and commercialization plans. Differences between agencies are addressed. Core principles of preparing fundable SBIR/STTR proposals are stressed.


To receive instruction on preparing each component of a proposal

To get current information on the SBIR/STTR program and the agency’s proposal processes

To ensure that you have all of the tools and information necessary to prepare a competitive proposal


  • Strategic Planning – First, Do Your Homework
  • SBIR/STTR program details
  •  Technological innovation and commercial merit – what this really means
  •  Strategies for targeting your proposal to meet Agency’s mission and requirements
  • How to do your intelligence work prior to writing the proposal
  • Proposal Development -- Crafting a Fundable Proposal – Details on the proposal preparation process. (This is not just a basic research grant!)
  •  The SBIR/STTR review process – learn how to write the proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations
  • Step-by-step process on how to write each section of a SBIR/STTR proposal
  • Common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Preparing a Commercialization Plan - Good technology is necessary but not sufficient. A strong commercialization strategy is a critical element in successful SBIR/STTR proposals.

This event is sponsored by the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (NHIRC)

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University of New Hampshire
Holloway Commons - Piscataqua Room
70 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization

The UNH Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization (ORPC) advocates for, manages, and promotes UNH's intellectual property; promotes partnerships between UNH and the business community; and is responsible for licensing UNH technologies and creating start-up companies based on innovations created at UNH. ORPC also hosts the NH Innovation Research Center (NHIRC).

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