SBIR-STTR Grants: Winning & Thriving in the COVID-19 Era
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program encourages 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.
The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. The unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II.
This event will explore opportunities that will:
- Discuss the criteria for success in the grant seeking enterprise in the Covid-19 era.
- Provide support for knowledge mobilization and mentoring for the MSU community.
- Encourage researchers to utilize both MSU and external resources for support.
- Presentations by Richard W. Chylla, Ph.D., CLP, RTTP, Executive Director
MSU Technologies, and Brian Mattes, Faculty Conflict of Interest Officer
- A panel discussion by
- Joseph Affholter, Commercialization Program Director MTRAC AgBio Innovation Hub, MSU Innovation Center
- Kris Bergman, Managing Partner and Co-owner, Biotechnology Business Consultants & Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, Chelsea MI
- Timothy Grotjohn, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Allen Tien, President and Chief Science Officer, mdlogix, Baltimore, MD.
- Frank Urban, Director, Venture Creation - Life Science, MSU Innovation Center
2:00 – 2:05 Guests sign in
2:05 – 2:10 Introduction by MC, Tom Hollon, Ph.D.
2:10 – 2:15 Opening address by moderator, John Verboncoeur, Ph.D.
2:15 – 2:20 Remarks by Richard Chylla, Ph.D.
2:20 – 2:25 Remarks by Brian Mattes
2:25 – 3:30 Panel Discussion I
BREAK 3:30 – 3:35
3:35 – 5:00 Panel Discussion II/Q&A