The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs can be critical and significant sources of funding for university innovations and start-ups. But these programs are widely misunderstood in the context of academic research and spinouts based on that research. Numerous misconceptions and errors lead to high rates of rejection in grant applications, and many applications are never even made because the rules and regulations regarding eligibility are misunderstood.
Yet for those who do understand it and handle their applications properly, the program clearly works — nearly $2 billion in funding is awarded each year, and many companies and jobs have been created using critical SBIR/STTR funds. For university researchers, start-up founders and TTO staff, many myths and misconceptions persist regarding how to apply, who can apply, what technologies are eligible, and how funds are awarded. That’s why Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division has scheduled this important webinar: Dispelling SBIR/STTR Funding Myths and Misconceptions for University-Based Innovations, scheduled for NEXT TUESDAY, Tuesday, March 18. We’ve secured SBIR/STTR funding consultant and former NIH scientific review officer Geoffrey White, PhD, to identify and dispel the common — and some not so common — misunderstandings surrounding these two highly competitive funding programs. For complete program details and to register, CLICK HERE.
ALSO COMING SOON:
- Thursday, March 27: Start-Up Accelerator Best Practices: Speed the Launch of Sustainable Businesses
- Thursday, April 24: The Supreme Court’s Medtronic Ruling: Practical Guidance for Protecting University IP