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SBIR/STTR Policy Changes: New Challenges and New Opportunities

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Originally presented: June 26, 2019

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The Small Business Administration has just released a significant update to the SBIR/STTR policy directives and the changes took effect May 2nd. The final version contains significant policy changes that affect data rights and protections, data marking, rules related to multiple public funding sources, expanded opportunities with Phase III awards, and relaxation of rules related to multiple research institute partners.

Coupled with the National Science Foundation’s new requirement of “project pitch” before submission for an award and the NIH’s updated FOA for 2019, there are lots of new and important moving parts for TTOs, start-ups, research managers and partners to maneuver through — and one misstep can jeopardize your entire award status. At the same time, the new rules introduce valuable opportunities for expanded funding and new partnerships.

To clarify the various agencies’ directives and give you clear guidance on how to navigate successfully, Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division has teamed up with two experts to bring you this detailed webinar:

SBIR/STTR Policy Changes: New Challenges and New Opportunities

SBIR/STTR expert Kristen Parmelee, President of PCG, Inc., and UNeMed Business Development Manager Joseph Runge, JD, MS, will cover:

  • How the changes to the definitions of data rights affect your IP
  • Clarification of data rights protections and the nature of those protections
  • Changes to the regulations governing state matching funds
  • Important Phase III funding updates that will help avoid the valley of death as your Phase II ends.  
  • Updates to the multiple research institution rule and how to report it going forward
  • Understand the NSF program’s now-required “project pitch” before submission rule.
  • The positives and negatives of the NIH’s move toward special/targeted solicitations in key research areas.
  • Get a solid understanding of the NIH’s just-released, updated FOA for 2019, including the new salary cap

Meet Your Team of Presenters

Kristen ParmeleeKristen Parmelee
President
PCG, Inc.

Kristen (Kris) Parmelee launched Parmelee Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) in 2000 with a focus on traditional fund raising. In 2005, she expanded her experience to include SBIR/STTR, and since 2010, her practice has focused solely on SBIR/STTR consulting and project management services. Her SBIR/STTR clients include several major universities and other small businesses developing and commercializing innovative technology. She offers extensive expertise in supporting faculty and entrepreneurs as they develop an SBIR/STTR strategy and prepare successful applications in all participating agencies, specializing in NIH and NSF.

Joe RungeJoe Runge
Business Development Manager
UNeMed

Mr. Runge is a registered patent lawyer and has lectured on bioentrepreneurship, intellectual property and regulatory law and writes regularly for a number of websites. At UNeMed, Mr. Runge is involved with all facets of technology transfer: invention evaluation, technology marketing, intellectual property strategy, license negotiation and license enforcement. In addition, he collaborates with faculty to create and develop new intellectual property. He also sits on the state SBIR/STTR advisory board, served as a mentor to multiple start-up accelerators, and is actively involved with the technology start-up ecosystem in Omaha and Nebraska.

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