UND Center For Innovation To Host Jim Greenwood Presentation About Two Key Federal Grant Programs

President of Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc., to do a two part webinar on SBIR/STTR Sept. 16 and 23.

The University of North Dakota Center for Innovation will host Greenwood Consulting, Inc., president Jim Greenwood for a two-part webinar about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and its sibling, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. These are both key programs for entrepreneurs and small-business start-ups — together these federal initiatives provide more than $2 billion in grants and contracts annually to small and start-up companies to develop new or enhanced products and services based on advanced technologies.

These highly competitive programs encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.

Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

Greenwood SBIR/STTR webinar series schedule:

SBIR/STTR Webinar Series Part 1: SBIR/STTR Overview and Introduction

Monday, Sept. 16, 8 to 10 a.m.

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2856712981338622464

Through this seminar, you can expect to learn the following:

  • Which agencies participate in SBIR/STTR, which are the “big 5” that make 95 percent of SBIR awards, and which single agency makes almost half of all SBIR awards.
  • What the agencies want to fund, versus what many applicants propose.
  • The important difference between contract and grant awarding agencies.
  • The important differences between SBIR and STTR, and why STTR is becoming a more attractive alternative
  • The many changes to SBIR/STTR required by the 2011 Reauthorization and how they are being implemented by the agencies and SBA.

SBIR/STTR Webinar Series Part 2: Phase 1 Proposal Preparation

Monday, Sept. 23, 8 to 10 a.m.

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5335851117717891584

Through this seminar, you can expect to learn the following:

  • The four-step process for developing a competitive Phase 1 SBIR or STTR proposal.
  • What many proposers say that irritates and frustrates the reviewers.
  • What you must demonstrate in your Phase 1 proposal.
  • What are the most common Phase 1 proposal mistakes.
  • What you must include in your Phase 1 budget to avoid losing money.
  • The technology trap that many Phase 1 proposals fall into.


Eric Veidel
UND Center for Innovation
701.777.3132 | Eric@innovators.net

Juan Miguel Pedraza, writer/editor
National Media Relations Coordinator
UND Division of University and Public Affairs
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