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Lunch & Learn: SBIR/STTR 101 and DOD Program Overview

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Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

500 E. Michigan Ave.

Lansing, MI 48912

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The government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs make over $3 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive (i.e., free) capital available to innovative small companies annually. The process is complex, but the impact of receiving $millions in funding is worth the effort!

This Lunch & Learn will provide basic information about the two programs including eligibility and ownership requirements, how SBIR and STTR differ and selecting the right agency for your technology. Then it will focus on the Dept. of Defense's SBIR/STTR programs with an overview of DOD components and how their programs differ, finding a topic for your project, the importance of contacting the Technical Point of Contact (TPOC), and how to influence future topics. Plus, find out about the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Fund and how it can coach you through development of a competitive, compelling proposal.

Training is the second floor Board Rm., Suite 200.

About the Trainer: Jerry Hollister, Principal Consultant
Jerry Hollister is a BBCetc Principal Consultant, joining the company in 2017 with 30 years of leadership experience in government, higher education, non-profit and for-profit enterprises. After earning an engineering degree from the University of Michigan, he served as commissioned Naval Officer in the Civil Engineer Corps and a warranted Contracting Officer for the Dept. of Defense. Prior to joining BBCetc, Jerry was COO for Michigan-based start-up Niowave, a developer of superconducting electron accelerators. Jerry was instrumental in Niowave receiving $20 million in SBIR awards. The company was named the 2010 SBIR/STTR Small Business of the Year by the Dept. of Energy and, in 2016, was honored with the S.B.A.’s Tibbetts Award, which recognizes the best in SBIR achievement.

Do you know about Michigan’s SBIR/STTR Assistance Program? The Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with most costs covered by a state grant. The program is managed by BBCetc.

Funds for this initiative were provided by the 21st Century Jobs Fund, a MSF program designed to accelerate the growth and diversification of Michigan’s economy.

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