You’re Invited: SBIR/STTR Expanded Overview on NIH, NSF and DoD.
The Michigan Tech Innovation & Industry Engagement (IIE) office along with the MTEC SmartZone are hosting a webinar to discuss an overview of the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR and STTR) programs within the NIH, NSF, and DOD.
The team provides expert proposal review from consultants with firsthand SBIR/STTR experience. The webinar is free of charge and open to all members of the local and university community interested in pursuing entrepreneurial focused research and development funding. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
When: Tuesday, April 10th, 10am-12pm
BBCetc was formed as Biotechnology Business Consultants in 1996 to assist early-stage life science companies with technology commercialization strategy and implementation. Since then, the company has evolved and grown, now training and consulting with technology entrepreneurs and companies in a wide range of industries throughout the U.S and across all 11 federal agencies participating in the SBIR/STTR programs.
SmartStart: Turn your idea into a business
Applications are being accepted for the next SmartStart class, which is set to begin in the spring. Anyone with an idea is welcome to apply. Your idea does not have to be technology related.
SmartStart provides business coaching, access to office space, workshops and a collaborative process. This experience allows entrepreneurs to:
- Understand how to captivate a market and identify target customers
- Learn how to build a team
- Examine concepts and plans
- Calculate funding needed and understand ways to access it
- Protect the idea through trademarks, copyrights and patents
- Present ideas to investors for feedback