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UCF Business Incubator - Central Florida Research Park

3259 Progress Drive

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Orlando, FL 32826

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SBIR/STTR Phase I & Cost Proposal Workshop: Learn How To Prepare a Winning Proposal for Your Business

Presented by: Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.

Small businesses engaged in Research & Development (R&D) may be eligible to access these government dollars through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Known as "America's Seed Fund", the SBIR/STTR programs provides access to R&D funds to stimulate technological innovation. The program can help individuals and small businesses, interested in or performing research, by providing access to grant funds to support proof of concept and prototype development with the goal of moving successful technologies into the commercial market.

During the first part of the day, the workshop will cover the basics of SBIR/STTR, as well as a simple but effective 4 step process for developing a competitive Phase I proposal for submission to any agency. Later in the afternoon, we’ll segue into the mysterious world of Government accounting and the Phase I cost proposal. Not only will you hear terms like allowability, indirect cost, F&A, and fee, but you will understand what they mean and why they are so important to NOT LOSING MONEY on your SBIR/STTR project.

Attendance of the workshop will include a FREE proposal review from Jim Greenwood who has been a reviewer for Federal Agencies many times. This saves you the $450 for Phase I Proposal review.

Cost:

- Early Bird Special: $95 if you register by September 20, 2018!
- Regular: $120 after September 20, 2018

*Registration fees will include materials covered, breakfast and lunch.

About the SBIR/STTR Program:

Annually, more than $2.5 billion in government grants are awarded exclusively to small businesses to encourage Research & Development (R&D) of innovations with potential for commercialization. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. Since the UCF Business Incubation Program (UCFBIP) began in 1999, over 230 Phase 1 & 2 awards totaling over $73 Million have been awarded through the SBIR/STTR Program to small businesses engaged with the UCFBIP .

Small businesses, as well as university researchers and students, are eligible to access these government dollars through this program. SBIR provides early-stage research and development funding to small technology companies or individuals who are interested in forming a company. STTR is a similar program that requires small businesses to team up with a nonprofit research entity, such as a university.

About Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.:

Jim Greenwood and his wife, Gail, have been involved in the SBIR program since its inception in 1983. The Greenwoods have taught SBIR/STTR workshops in 48 states plus Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., offering training through local and regional economic development groups, universities, Federal laboratories (including Lawrence Livermore, Sandia, Los Alamos, Pacific Northwest, and Oak Ridge), SBDCs and MEPs.

The Greenwoods also have taught at many of the National SBIR Conferences over the past 15 years, including the most recent national conferences in New Orleans, Portland, Washington DC and Austin. They are recipients of the coveted Tibbetts Award, based on their contributions to SBIR/STTR outreach and education efforts, and were recognized by the Small Business Technology Council as “Champions for Small Business” for their outreach efforts during the latest SBIR/STTR programs reauthorization effort.

In addition to offering SBIR/STTR training, the Greenwoods provide applicants with critiques of draft proposals before they are finalized and submitted for funding. They have performed more than 700 such reviews over the past decade, and have always been able to offer suggestions that made the proposals stronger contenders for SBIR/STTR funding.

Jim Greenwood has served as a commercialization reviewer for the SBIR and STTR programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF), reviewing both Phase 1 and 2 proposals, as well as proposals for NSF’s supplemental programs such as Phase 1b and Phase 2b. The Greenwoods also have served on the US Army’s review panel that makes Quality Awards for the Army SBIR/STTR projects with the greatest commercialization potential.

In addition to the Greenwoods’ expertise in SBIR/STTR, they are recognized experts in small business incubators, and have completed over 90 incubator consulting projects throughout the US and Canada. They are currently working with Native Americans on Long Island on an incubator assessment, under contract with Stony Brook University.

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3259 Progress Drive

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Orlando, FL 32826

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