Actions and Detail Panel
SBIR/STTR PROPOSAL PREPARATION for NSF
Thu, March 23, 2017, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM CDT
The Federal SBIR/STTR programs award over $2.6 billion in high risk R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses. The process is complex with a steep learning curve, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding is worth the effort. This workshop covers all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on the NSF including: eligibility, sources of funding, agency differences, understanding what reviewers look for, and step-by-step instruction on how to write each section of your proposal.
WHAT YOU’LL COME AWAY WITH:
Current information on the SBIR/STTR program
Strategies for targeting your proposal to meet the mission and requirements of the NSF
Common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them
How to write the proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations
Navigating the complicated process of submission
What to do once you learn you are going to be funded (and what to do next if you are not)
Cost: Free (Includes Lunch)
About the Trainer:
Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group
About Greenwood Consulting Group
Gail and Jim Greenwood have been active in making firms aware of the opportunity, teaching them how to write competitive technical and cost proposals for funding and offering individuals assistance including draft proposal reviews and brainstorming on proposal strategy and content. They have now taught thousands of entrepreneurs in 48 states and Puerto Rico . They also are regular instructors of Phase I and Phase II proposal preparation workshops at national and regional conferences. An evaluation of the effectiveness of their training showed that over 90 percent of the workshop attendees indicated that the Greenwoods had improved their ability to compete for SBIR and STTR awards. One region surveyed its SBIR/STTR competitors after the Greenwoods had offered multiple workshops there, and learned that the SBIR/STTR proposal success rate was almost 50% (compared to about 17% nationally for Phase 1 proposers). Additionally, the Greenwoods have critiqued hundreds of SBIR and STTR proposals for firms throughout the United States.
Jim Greenwood has served as a commercialization reviewer for Phase I, II and IIb SBIR/STTR proposals at the National Science Foundation. The Greenwoods have provided briefings and training on the SBIR/STTR programs atnational conferences of the Association of Small Business Development Centers and the National Business Incubation Association; and at workshops for employees of Sandia, Lawrence Livermore, and Los Alamos National Laboratories considering spinning off technology companies.