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Ann Arbor Spark

SBIR/STTR 101: Introduction and Overview

Wednesday, January 22 2020 at 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Federal SBIR/STTR programs award $3.2 billion in high-risk R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses developing game-changing technologies.

Attend this session and find out more about the two programs and how they can provide a source of R&D funding between the initial development of your innovative idea and proof that it has potential in the marketplace. Learn about SBIR/STTR eligibility requirements, which of the 11 participating agencies best fits your technology, the differences between SBIR and STTR and more. Plus, find out about the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Fund and how you receive guidance and advice on developing of a competitive, compelling proposal with most costs covered by a state grant.

Who should attend:

Presenter: Andrea Johanson, Ph.D.
Andrea is a BBCetc Principal Consultant with over 25 years of experience in leading international collaborative research projects. Prior to joining BBCetc in 2006, she was responsible for developing a portfolio of agricultural biotechnology projects at Michigan State University’s Institute of International Agriculture, and for reporting to federal funding agencies about the program. Andrea has also served as a consultant on a broad range of issues relating to international agricultural development, biotechnology, biosafety, intellectual property rights and technology transfer. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Reading University, UK, a Masters in Plant Pathology from Cornell University, and a Master of Arts in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, UK

Do you know about Michigan’s SBIR/STTR Assistance Program? The Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with most costs covered by a state grant. The program is managed by BBCetc.

Funds for this initiative were provided by the 21st Century Jobs Fund, a MSF program designed to accelerate the growth and diversification of Michigan’s economy.

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