SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Workshop – March 18

Published March 14, 2016

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I Proposal Workshop

AMP SoCal Innovation Forum Series

March 18,
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

PortTech LA
302 W. 5th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Videos of the event can be viewed HERE.

Each year the federal government awards Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants to U.S.- based small businesses for the purpose of research and development, and strengthening small business innovation and access to new technology.  Once funded, businesses will have six months to conduct a Phase I feasibility study at funding levels up to $150,000.  They can then move into Phase II prototyping and testing for two years at levels up to $1 million. Businesses can then convert the funded research project into new commercial products and technologies without giving up equity or paying interest on a business loan.

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership of Southern California (AMP SoCal), led by the Price School – USC Center for Economic Development,  is offering a free workshop for business owners who want to learn how to write successful proposals to any of the 11 government agencies that run these SBIR/STTR programs.  The presentation will be delivered by Dr. Marie Talnack, an SBIR/STTR program expert with over 30 years of experience in writing and submitting successful grants and proposals.  Attendees will learn the basics of the program, how the program makes sense for their respective company and the details of how to write a competitive proposal for funding.

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