Upcoming Events

SBIR/STTR Introduction Workshop

Date & Time Thursday, March 8 11:30am
Location ISU Memorial Union, Pioneer Room
Contact Anne Price, anne@iicorp.com

Join us in Ames for a SBIR Small Business Innovation Research workshop.

The Federal SBIR/STTR programs that award over 2.6 billion in high risk R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses. This workshop will introduce high-tech entrepreneurs and University Researches to the SBIR Small Business Innovation program. SBIR offers federal funding support for innovative research and development projects that meet specific agency needs.

This workshop will provide a brief introduction to the SBIR/STTR programs (SBIR/STTR program structure and eligibility criteria). The workshop will then focus on value-added strategies for improving SBIR/STTR proposal success rates. In particular, there will be a focus on:

  • Optimizing federal agency/sub-agency/topic selection to take advantage of significant disparities in funding success rates
  • Strategies for assessing the fundability of technologies
  • Understanding federal agencies and tailoring projects to make them more attractive a given federal agency/sub-agency
  • Avoiding pitfalls frequently encounter by applicants more familiar with academic proposals
  • General strategies for improving SBIR/STTR success rates.

For more information and to register for your free ticket, visit the IICORP event page here!