Mike Newton*** will be at the FabLab to give an SBIR/STTR Worshop! This workshop will discuss pursuit strategies and process for submitting proposals to the DoD SBIR/STTR Solicitations. The 2017 SBIR/STTR solicitation season for 2017 is off and running!
SBIR/STTR’s are opportunities for small businesses to augment internal technology advancement. Discussions will include differences between SBIR’s and STTR’s, proposal formats, communicating with the Solicitation program manager, the 3 Phases of SBIR/STTR’s, teaming, Nondisclosure agreements, intellectual property and the importance of transition.
According to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a United States Government program, coordinated by the Small Business Administration, and currently authorized through September 30, 2017, in which all federal agencies with extramural research budgets in excess of $100 million have a percentage reserved for contracts or grants to small businesses.
Annually, the DoD SBIR budget represents more than $1 billion in research funds. Over half the awards are to firms with fewer than 25 people and a third to firms of fewer than 10. A fifth are minority or women-owned businesses. Historically, a quarter of the companies are first-time winners.
A proposal template will be provided in word doc format.
***C. Mike Newton has over 30 years’ experience in the areas of advanced microelectronics and Microsystems technologies. He has built and managed a number of fabrication and research labs serving both commercial and more recently government markets. He has scaled up ceramic microelectronic products for both the commercial and military industries. Currently, he is co-founder and CEO of Newton Cyberfacturing Inc. based in Orlando. The company is focused on Application Specific Electronic Packaging (ASEPS) and 3D printed circuit structure (PCS) manufacturing of components, subsystems and platforms serving the Military, Medical and commercial electronics industry. He serves Chief Technologist – Electronic Packaging at Sciperio, developing technology transition opportunities into the 3D structural and printed electronics market space for functional device fabrication and is also consultant to nScrypt. Prior to joining Sciperio, he served as Chief Technologist – Microsystems with the Microelectronic Core Technology Group at Harris Corporation. In this position, he led strategic technology pursuits into the DoD, National Labs and DARPA. He currently has over 42 patents in microelectronics, sensors, ceramic structures, MEMS and antenna technologies.