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May 2019

SBIR Road Tour – Oklahoma

May 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oklahoma Hall of Fame, 1400 Classen Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
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Every year, the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, NASA, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and other government agencies fund small technology-based businesses with more than $2.5B through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR and STTR programs provide non-dilutive funding to support research, product development, and commercialization of new technologies. SBIR and STTR funding is not a loan and never needs to be repaid. The SBIR Road Tour is…

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SBIR Road Tour – Kansas

May 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
KU Medical Center, Health Education Building, 3796 Cambridge St.
Kansas City, KS 66103
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Every year, the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, NASA, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and other government agencies fund small technology-based businesses with more than $2.5B through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR and STTR programs provide non-dilutive funding to support research, product development, and commercialization of new technologies. SBIR and STTR funding is not a loan and never needs to be repaid. The SBIR Road Tour is…

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SBIR Road Tour – South Dakota

May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
University Center, Sioux Falls, 4801 N Career Ave. (Classroom Bldg)
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
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Every year, the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, NASA, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and other government agencies fund small technology-based businesses with more than $2.5B through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR and STTR programs provide non-dilutive funding to support research, product development, and commercialization of new technologies. SBIR and STTR funding is not a loan and never needs to be repaid. The SBIR Road Tour is…

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SBIR Road Tour – North Dakota

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
FargoDome, 1800 University Drive North
Fargo, ND 58102
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Every year, the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, NASA, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and other government agencies fund small technology-based businesses with more than $2.5B through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR and STTR programs provide non-dilutive funding to support research, product development, and commercialization of new technologies. SBIR and STTR funding is not a loan and never needs to be repaid. The SBIR Road Tour is…

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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

ABC of SBIR/STTR funding

June 15, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
FREE Live Webinar

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: 2020JUNESHARPhubABC 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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July 2020

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

Meet the Entrepreneur – A KUMC lunch and learn series

September 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Speaker:  Dr. Steven Soper, Sunflower Genomics, Inc. Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Steven Soper, KU Distinguished Professor and founder of Sunflower Genomics, Inc. (SGI). Sunflower Genomics is an early-stage sequencing instrument company that will develop, manufacture, sell, and distribute instruments and associated consumables. SGI is poised to transform the health care industry by better enabling precision medicine, a new paradigm where medical decisions are made based upon the individual’s specific DNA. SGI’s sequencing platform addresses key limitations…

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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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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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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

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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December 2020

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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