Whether your company has 25 employees or 500, you might be eligible to compete for a slice of more than $2.6 billion in non-dilutive R&D grants and contracts awarded annually to innovative small companies by 11 federal agencies through the SBIR and STTR programs. It’s generally (mistakenly) believed that these two programs …Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) … are only for early-stage companies. But if your company is involved in doing things like:
- High-risk/high-reward projects that do not meet the criteria for internal funding
- Development of a new technology that is in-licensed
- Evolving a new product idea that is being jointly developed with another company
…you may be able to use the SBIR/STTR programs to supplement your internal R&D budget or to partially fund diversification into new business areas.
In this informative program, learn how your innovation and commercialization experience can give you an edge over companies that are still developing their first product or service.
Training will be held in Room C406 of the Taubman Student Service Center (Bldg. #1). Use Parking Lot C or D (map)
Presenter: Michael Kurek, PhD, Sr. Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting
Over his 35-year career, Michael Kurek has excelled in diverse roles in the product development process: research scientist, project leader, product manager, marketing & sales executive, and consultant to technology entrepreneurs. Prior to joining BBCetc in 2001, Michael held senior management positions in marketing, sales and business development for a number of life science companies – two of which completed successful IPOs. He earned a PhD in Genetics from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
About BBCetc: BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting manages the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program, which provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with costs covered by a state grant. BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. Its Michigan clients have been awarded over $183 million in funding since 2002. Learn more at www.bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741.
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.