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November 2019

Webinar: Making the Business Case: Innovation Assessment

November 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by: Ellen Purpus, Ph.D. Assistant VP, Enterprise & Innovation University of Nevada, Reno InnovationInnova

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January 2020

Proposal Prep and Commercialization for SBIR/STTR Funding

January 31, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Lauritzen Outpatient Center at the 4th-floor auditorium, 4014 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE United States
Free

Is your biotech idea or project a candidate for federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? The two programs award over $3 billion in R&D funding annually to small businesses developing game-changing technologies. The process is complex, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding (i.e., free) is worth the effort! SBIR/STTR Workshop: Part 1 – Proposal Prep for NIH Thursday, January 30 from 8:30 to 5 pm Get…

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February 2020

Webinar: Improving the chances of SBIR/STTR Success – How proposals are reviewed

February 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

You'll spend many hours writing your SBIR or STTR proposal so you’ll want to give yourself every chance of winning the prize. The proposal review is a critical determinant of success, so give yourself every advantage by writing to those reviewers. In this webinar learn about how the various federal agencies review SBIR/STTR proposals, what reviewers look for in a proposal and how to write to “sell” your technology. The webinar will also provide formatting tips to make the reviewers’…

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Proposal Prep for SBIR/STTR Funding

February 6, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Community College of Sioux Falls – FADM250 (CCSF Administration/Classroom building in Sioux Falls), 2nd floor., 4801 N Career Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57107 United States
Free

Is your biotech idea or project a candidate for federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? The two programs award over $3 billion in R&D funding annually to small businesses developing game-changing technologies. The process is complex, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding (i.e., free) is worth the effort! SBIR/STTR Workshop: Part 1 - Proposal Prep for NIH Thursday, February 6th from 8:30 to 5 pm Get…

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March 2020

Webinar Proposal Prep and Commercialization for SBIR/STTR Funding

March 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
ND United States
Free

Is your biotech idea or project a candidate for federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? The two programs award over $3 billion in R&D funding annually to small businesses developing game-changing technologies. The process is complex, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding (i.e., free) is worth the effort! SBIR/STTR Workshop: Part 2 – Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Proposals Monday, March 30th from 9:00 to Noon A…

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April 2020

Proposal Prep and Commercialization for SBIR/STTR Funding Webinar

April 10, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
KS United States
Free

Is your biotech idea or project a candidate for federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? The two programs award over $3 billion in R&D funding annually to small businesses developing game-changing technologies. The process is complex, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding (i.e., free) is worth the effort! SBIR/STTR Workshop: Part 2 – Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Proposals Webinar Friday, April 10th from 8:30 to Noon A…

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How to Prepare your SBIR/STTR Proposal and Commercialization Plan NIAID SBIR Webinar

April 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Free live webinar sponsored by NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease! This presentation was originally scheduled as part of NIAD’s annual SBIR conference.  It is a two-part interactive classroom-style webinar that will cover the basics of Phase I and Phase II NIH proposal preparation. Agenda to include: (times are EDT) 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Phase I Proposal Development Basics ⇒ You’ll learn about the all-important peer review process and how to craft your proposal to make…

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June 2020

SHARPhub MAP Program Webinar

June 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

cThe MAP (Mentoring, Assessment, and Planning) program utilizes a combination of educational modules, tools, and mentoring to help university researchers assess the potential of their life science technology to ensure they’re on a strong development path to successfully commercializing their innovations. Participants work one-on-one with a SHARPhub mentor using our Startup School video series: 8 Steps to Commercialization of Research Technology. Register Now: 2020JUNESHARPhubMAP Who Should Attend:  Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● University Grant administrators ● Early Stage…

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July 2020

SHARPhub Kansas Cohort Summer Series

July 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

SHARPhub invites you to join us for a summer series of virtual cohort companies. The SHARPhub Kansas Summer Series will feature resources to help your company grow in Kansas including the Kansas Department of Commerce, KU Small Business Development Center, and a local SBA lending bank. We are working on our August guest speaker and will provide an update.  Join us to learn about these resources and network (virtually) with other SHARPhub companies. Speaker: Trent Armbrust -Director of Strategy, Biosciences…

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Collaborate2Cure: Autism Spectrum Disorders

July 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Collaborating to spark innovative treatments, diagnostics, advocacy strategies, and broadened awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Proposals

July 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free Virtual Classroom

A credible commercialization strategy not only helps you evaluate your customers and market, but it is also critical to garnering the attention of funding sources, SBIR/STTR, or others. It is a key differentiator in SBIR/STTR proposal reviews, so it is important to know what your target agency/institute expects to see in a well-planned path to market. This training covers the key components of an effective plan, how to find and use cost-effective market research to direct your efforts, supporting documents…

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August 2020

SHARPhub Kansas Cohort Summer Series

August 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Speakers: Jeff Shackelford CEO & President, Enterprise Center Executive Director, Mid America Angels Investment Network Mr. Shackelford is responsible for Mid America Angels and the Fountain Innovation Fund, both programs of the Enterprise Center in Johnson County (ECJC).  He drives efforts to identify and secure new capital options for early-stage companies throughout the Midwest region.  Prior to joining ECJC, Shackelford spent the past five years helping early-stage entrepreneurs move forward to start new businesses and create area jobs as the Executive…

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September 2020

Encountering Innovation Virtual Conference

September 14, 2020 - September 18, 2020
Virtual Conference

Encountering Innovation, a conference brought to you by the Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Tech Innovation Center, is a week-long event that provides innovators the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their technology.  Tech scouts from Department of Defense (DoD) Combatant Commands, Service Labs, Academia, Services, and Agencies will listen to pitches, examine poster board displays, and chat with innovators during networking events. Your innovation might be selected for socialization among government agencies and for fast-track contracting. Click here to…

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Learning about SHARPhub and How to Get Involved

September 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

You are invited to attend a free live webinar presentation from SHARPhub coinvestigator, Dr. Doug Wright, and be introduced to the SHARPhub services and how to get involved. You will learn about the SHARPhub program, services, and how faculty entrepreneurs could benefit from this program. The SHARPhub is an NIH funded program to assist in translating bioscience discoveries into startup companies in the Central Region. Who Should Attend? Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● Early stage life…

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Week 2020

September 21, 2020 @ 8:30 am - September 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week is a weeklong event designed to celebrate women in entrepreneurship, share ideas and bring together the champions working to make the region a great place to start a company. A global effort, Women’s Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated in over 30 countries and 45 states. 2019 was the inaugural year events were held in Fargo and we had the largest gathering in the country with over 700 people participating throughout the week. This year, we’re back with more…

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From Academia to Technology Translation and Development

September 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Attend a free live webinar presentation from SHARPhub principal consultant Dr. Megan Varnum transitioned from academia to helping innovators and companies translate their products and services into the marketplace. She will talk about the basics of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research-based funding programs and how the SHARPhub program can help innovators/researchers take full advantage of these federal funds. Register Here Who Should Attend? Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● Early-stage…

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October 2020

2020 Grant Management Webinar Series – How to Prepare a Budget for SBIR/STTR Proposals

October 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar

A proper budget can be an effective tool in driving your SBIR/STTR project from start to finish.  Be sure not to leave money on the table! This session walks through the development of a project budget, including what costs need to be included, how to write a budget justification, can the company afford to pursue this project, what indirect rate should be used, and more. Register Here The $25 fee to attend this webinar will be waived if you or your…

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The Path to a Patent, Part I: IP basics – virtual

October 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar
Free

The USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office invites you to join us for Part I of the series: The Path to a Patent. The USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office invites you to join us for Part I of the series: The Path to a Patent. In this module, we will provide a brief overview of the different types of intellectual property (including trademarks and copyrights) and review the patenting process from invention to application to issue. We will also cover the requirements…

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Developing Competitive SBIR/STTR Applications for Healthy Aging Innovations

October 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Through the SBIR and STTR programs, the Health’s National Institute on Aging (NIA) Office of Small Business Research (OSBR) provides more than $100 million annually in set-aside, non-dilutive funding, and resources to support small businesses looking to commercialize technologies.  The small business programs support eligible companies and entrepreneurs creating innovative therapeutics, devices, and diagnostics that address aging, aging-related diseases, and the special needs of older Americans. We invite entrepreneurial researchers, small businesses, and research organizations to learn how to tap…

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Live Virtual Classroom – ABC of SBIR/STTR funding

October 8, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Free Virtual Classroom

Find out about SBIR/STTR program basics, including program purpose, eligibility, and sources of funding.  The goal of this presentation is to help you determine if you want to seriously pursue proposal development and provide tools to begin the process. Register Now: https://bit.ly/3h3h6J2 Who Should Attend:  Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● University Grant administrators ● Early Stage Life Science Companies ● Service Providers supporting the regional bioscience industry. Presenter: Becky Aistrup, M.B.A., Managing Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)…

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2020 Grant Management Webinar Series – What You Should Know About Government Audits

October 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

Technology firms who have received a grant or a contract, such as SBIR or STTR, are often unprepared to deal with a government audit. When is an audit required? Are you ready for an audit? Do you have to have an audit? Who performs an audit? This session will answer these questions as well as discuss types of audits; company financial policies and procedures; contracts and agreements; equipment logs; required reporting; audit alerts. Register Here The $25 fee to attend…

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Live Virtual Classrooms – Proposal Prep for NIH

October 14, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free Virtual Classroom

Discover the differences between SBIR and STTR, and review how to navigate the NIH’s SBIR website to research awarded projects, how to prepare an SBIR proposal, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Register Now: https://bit.ly/3bnZGW8 Who Should Attend:  Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● University Grant administrators ● Early Stage Life Science Companies ● Service Providers supporting the regional bioscience industry. Presenter: Megan Varnum, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc) Brought to you by:     …

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2020 Grant Management Webinar Series – Practical Strategies for Indirect Rate Development

October 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

This webinar explains indirect cost treatment and how to prepare an indirect cost proposal.  Topics include one-tier or two-tier indirect cost calculations; what costs are included; fringe benefit treatment; process for negotiation; different types of rates – provisional/final, and more. Register Here The $25 fee to attend this webinar will be waived if you or your company are located in one of the SHARPhub states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma). Please contact Marisol Rodriguez at marisol@bbcetc.com for…

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SBIR Road Tour Week in the Midwest

October 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am
FREE Live Webinar

The SBIR Road Tour has moved online for 2020. Still, the event connects entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding – federal SBIR/STTR programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, these programs provide more than $3.7 billion to small businesses each year. During SBIR Week, learn more about the SBIR/STTR program and other federal and state resources that help commercialize new technologies. This event will benefit small businesses, innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and technology companies. Cost: No fee. Register…

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IO2020: The New Innovators’ Summit

October 20, 2020 - October 22, 2020
Virtual Conference

IO2020:  THE NEW INNOVATORS’ SUMMIT TALENT, TECHNOLOGY, AND TRANSFORMATION Welcome to Nebraska (Virtually)! The team at InsideOutside.io wants to welcome you to IO2020! The IO Summit is the conference that brings together a community of talent with the skills, knowledge, and network needed to help you navigate the Future of Innovation.  Over 2+ days by attending this event learn fast and grow faster.  Grab a ticket and explore... How can you position yourself and your organization to come out of…

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2020 Grant Management Webinar Series – QuickBooks & Compliance

October 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

This webinar explains how to manage your SBIR/STTR grant or contract to improve your odds of moving from Phase I to Phase II, and Phase II to Phase III (transition and/or commercialization). It includes a review the various sources for managing funds from DoD, NIH, NSF, or DoE, as well as reporting requirements and close-out procedures. Register Here The $25 fee to attend this webinar will be waived if you or your company are located in one of the SHARPhub…

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Live Virtual Classroom – Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Proposals

October 26, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free Virtual Classroom

A credible commercialization strategy not only helps you evaluate your customers and market, but it is also critical to garnering the attention of funding sources, SBIR/STTR, or others. It is a key differentiator in SBIR/STTR proposal reviews, so it is important to know what your target agency/institute expects to see in a well-planned path to market. This training covers the key components of an effective plan, how to find and use cost-effective market research to direct your efforts, supporting documents…

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2020 Grant Management Webinar Series – Policies & Procedures for SBIR/STTR Awardees

October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

You’ve won your award. Now your task is to manage the funds you’ve received not only to stay in compliance with government regulations but to direct your business in an organized manner. This webinar provides information on how to set up and manage procurement policies, payroll, employee leave, and other internal controls that are necessary for success. Register Here The $25 fee to attend this webinar will be waived if you or your company are located in one of the…

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November 2020

Meet the Entrepreneur – A KUMC lunch and learn series

November 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

A conversation with Ms. Tammy Ham and Dr. Scott Weir as they tell their entrepreneurship story Ms. Ham is the President and CEO of BioNovus Innovations and CEO of CicloMed. Ms. Ham leads a team of experts committed to developing and commercializing an innovative, less-invasive approach to fighting bladder cancer. Since 2015 she has served as President and CEO of CicloMed’s parent company, BioNovus Innovations LLC, which is building a portfolio of organizations to advance scientific discoveries into transformational improvements…

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NIA SBIR/STTR Virtual Workshop: Understanding the NIH Peer-Review Process

November 10, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

What happens after submitting your application for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding? It goes through NIH’s peer-review process, a thorough, time-tested system that identifies the most promising biomedical research ideas. In this workshop, you’ll learn what reviewers look for in SBIR/STTR applications, the role of different reviewers, how to interpret your summary statement, and what to do if you have questions. Panelists will perform a mock review to give you an inside look…

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Navigating FDA

November 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar
Free

XLerator Network is hosting this event in partnership with the SEED Office at the National Institutes of Health. The basics of drug development are well known in many labs – but what happens when you have to shift from that general understanding to developing specific plans for your own project?  What’s most important to think about? Where do you find information? When do you engage with FDA or a regulatory professional?  During this talk you will learn how to find…

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2020 One Health Research Symposium

November 16, 2020 @ 11:30 am - November 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Free - $25.00

Biosensors are devices and technology that can be used to monitor the health or status of humans, animals, or the environment. Biosensors are devices and technology that can be used to monitor the health or status of humans, animals, or the environment. Recently, biosensors and wearable sensors have been garnering more attention as they offer opportunities to access continuous, real-time data regardless of whether the application is for human health, animal health, or environmental monitoring. For health applications, the data…

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Governor’s Giant Vision Competition Informational Session

November 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Governor's Giant Vision Competition Informational Session with DRACO, SD Chamber of Commerce, and SD EPSCoR. This is an online event. Note: This session will take place via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link one hour before the event begins. Dakota Research and Consulting Organization (DRACO) invites businesses and entrepreneurs to attend an informational session with members of the Governor's Giant Vision (GGV) planning committee. The SD Governor's Office of Economic Development hosts the Giant Vision Business Plan Competition each…

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North Dakota Innovation Day

November 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Celebrate innovation across the state of North Dakota as we showcase high school, university, and professional ideas. Innovation Day is a day dedicated to showcasing innovative projects and ideas across North Dakota. Throughout the day, hear from leading innovators on why innovation matters and how you can be innovative in your school, community, organization, or company. Our specific agenda includes: 1 p.m. - Nice Idea Showcase: Listen to the final pitches of high school students across North Dakota as they…

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December 2020

Expanding Innovation in North Dakota

December 8, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Expanding Innovation in North Dakota The Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, Andrei Iancu, will join the University of North Dakota to engage with the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs as he discusses the National Council for Expanding American Innovation. Rocky Mountain Regional Director Molly Kocialski will give brief remarks about the Rocky Mountain USPTO and its resources.

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Identifying SBIR/STTR funding opportunities and developing Aims page for your project

December 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

  Are you considering applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs?  Are you planning to reach out to SBIR/STTR program managers to gauge interest in your project?  This is the right training for you!.  After this presentation attendees would be able to: Understand how the SBIR/STTR program works at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Identify SBIR/STTR agencies interested in funding your project (including NIH) by searching SBIR.gov. Identify the best Institute or…

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January 2021

ABC of SBIR/STTR

January 14 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Free Virtual Classroom

Find out whether your research is a candidate for SBIR/STTR federal R&D funding and learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including program purpose, eligibility, and sources of funding. This presentation will provide ample information to help you determine if you should seriously pursue proposal development and tools to help begin the process Register Now: https://bit.ly/39bu9Yt Who Should Attend:  Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● University Grant administrators ● Early Stage Life Science Companies ● Service Providers supporting the regional bioscience…

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SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

January 25 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free Virtual Classroom

Discover the differences between SBIR and STTR. Review how to navigate the NIH’s SBIR website to research awarded projects. Learn how to prepare an SBIR proposal. And find out how to avoid common pitfalls.  Register Now: https://bit.ly/3fG7h4E Who Should Attend:  Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● University Grant administrators ● Early Stage Life Science Companies ● Service Providers supporting the regional bioscience industry. Presenter: Megan Varnum, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc) Brought to you…

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February 2021

Developing your SBIR/STTR Commercialization plan

February 10 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free Virtual Classroom

A credible commercialization strategy not only helps you evaluate your customers and market, but it is also critical to garnering the attention of funding sources, SBIR/STTR, or others. It is a key differentiator in SBIR/STTR proposal reviews, so it is important to know what your target agency/institute expects to see in a well-planned path to market. This training covers the key components of an effective plan, how to find and use cost-effective market research to direct your efforts, supporting documents…

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