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Phase I SBIR/STTR Overview & Proposal Preparation Workshop
May 14, 2009

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program provide federal resarch grants of $100K-$750K to meet the mission needs of 11 participating federal agencies. Over $2.2B is available in this program from agencies such as DoD, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Dept. of Energy, EPA, USDA, NASA, Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Homeland Security, and Dept. of Commerce. The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), a state funded non-profit in Virginia who’s mission is to support the Commonwealth’s technology community, will offer several low cost SBIR/STTR workshops. Find out how your technology firm can participate in this valuable program that has been described as the most advantageous funding program for small business in America at the CIT website. Over 5,000 new projects are awarded each year.

Learn the basics of SBIR/STTR and how the programs have changed recently, then prepare to discover a simple and logical 4-step process to preparing a competitive Phase I SBIR/STTR proposal. This session presents an overview of the SBIR and STTR programs, walks through proposal development strategies, reviews sample proposals and sample proposal debriefings, and critiques of an actual SBIR propsal. 8 hour workshop, includes lunch. Space limited is limited – register early! Training is provided by the Greenwood Consulting Group. The workshop will be held on May 20th, 8:30AM-4:30PM at the Center for Innovative Technology, 2214 Rock Hill Rd., Herndon, VA. Workshop cost is $95 per person ($150 for Both Days). Contact Robert Brooke, Director, Federal Funding Programs, Center for Innovative Technology, rbrooke@cit.org or 703-689-3080 to learn more, or visit CIT Events to register.


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