Upcoming Events

SBIR/STTR Federal Contracting Agency Workshop

Date & Time Thursday, August 2 8:30am
Location ISU Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place, Ames, Iowa 50010, 2nd Floor Boardroom
Contact Anne Price, anne@iicorp.com

Join Iowa Innovation Corporation and Federal Government Contracting expert Jim Greenwood for a half-day workshop to learn more about Federal CONTRACTING agencies that fund Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs.

Many think of SBIR/STTR as grant programs, but in reality many of the awards are made as contracts. What is the difference? It’s major–agencies using contracts to make SBIR/STTR awards typically are looking for you to grasp and solve a specific problem that they specify–very different from those grant agencies that invite you to propose whatever you want within very broad boundaries. There are other major advantages to contracts, which will be covered in this workshop, including the possibility of a built-in Phase III commercialization customer.

This workshop will introduce high-tech entrepreneurs and university researchers to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contracting agnecies.

-We will delve into a four-step process for preparing a competitive Phase I contract proposal, using the Dept. of Defence as an example.

-DoD is the largest awarder of the SBIR/STTR contracts, and for that matter, is the largets SBIR/STTR awarding agency, period.

For additional information, contact Anne Price anne@iicorp.com