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SBIR and STTR Step-by-Step: A How-To Guide for Preparing Winning NIH and NSF Proposals

A Two-Session Distance Learning Collection
Format: On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD
Price: $279
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For many university start-ups, obtaining the non-dilutive funding available through the NIH and NSF SBIR/STTR programs is a critical bridge to the future, allowing continuing development and setting the stage for future investments and scale-up. But all SBIR/STTR proposals are not created equal, and faculty innovators, start-up founders, TTO staff, and sponsored research managers must understand how to ensure their applications stand apart from the herd.

That’s why Tech Transfer Central has produced SBIR and STTR Step-by-Step: A How-To Guide for Preparing Winning NIH and NSF Proposals, a two-session distance learning collection filled with clear and proven guidance from an expert with a long track record of crafting successful applications.

Order today for just $279 (more than $110 off these programs priced separately) and you will receive the digital package — shareable on-demand video and transcripts — along with all program materials prepared by our expert panelist. (DVD is available for an additional fee.)

Share these valuable programs throughout your organization without limitation, whenever and wherever the need arises

Our program leader, Sonia Vohnout, President & Founder of OppsSpot, LLC, reviews step-by-step how to apply and write compelling proposals for submission to the NIH and NSF. Click on the titles below for more details about each 90-minute session:

SBIR and STTR Workshop: Fundamentals of a Winning NIH Proposal

This session walks you through the proposal step-by-step while giving you tips and strategies for telling your innovation’s story, capitalizing on your strategic partnerships, clearly identifying your customer market, and structuring your innovation’s story to capture the reviewer’s full attention

Fundamentals of Preparing a Winning NSF Proposal: An SBIR/STTR Workshop

You’ll get the tools and strategies needed to submit a full and compelling SBIR/STTR proposal to the NSF. Ms. Vohnout provides insight into the process of the invite-only NSF Pitch, clarifies the process and criteria by which proposals are reviewed, and highlights issues causing proposals to be rejected or returned without being viewed. She also details the process for withdrawals, returns, and declinations while clarifying the often confusing program descriptions and solicitations

Both sessions will also cover:

  • The submission process step-by-step, section by section, for each proposal type
  • How to clearly explain and justify your project’s fundability
  • Providing evidence of value via letters of support, spotlighting team members with crucial skillsets
  • Best practices for using graphs, data and photos to help articulate your story and mission
  • Critical submission deadlines and other requirements

Pay just $279 for the entire collection – a savings of more than $110

You’ll receive these two strategy-filled programs in our digital package – the on-demand video,  transcript, and all Powerpoints – which you can share any time with your entire staff, faculty, and start-up founders

Meet your expert SBIR/STTR consultant

Sonia Vohnout
Founder & President
OppsSpot, LLC

Sonia has held executive management and senior technical positions and has also co-founded several companies. She has over 30 years of experience in systems engineering, quality systems, business development and program management. Her expertise in the SBIR/STTR program and consulting services to assist small business with this and other government funding vehicles have helped start-ups and small businesses raise tens of millions of dollars of federal funding. Sonia has a B.S and M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Here are some brief details of each program in the collection – click on the titles for more in-depth program and faculty details:

Licensing Know-How: Capture the Full Value of Your Technologies and Foster Supportive Relationships with Licensees

We teamed up with two attorneys who will teach you how to value know-how, how to draft a royalty schedule for know-how, and how your negotiation can maintain the financial integrity of know-how while enjoying a positive, collaborative relationship with the licensee.

Trade Secret Protection, Management and Licensing: What TTOs Need To Know

In this expert-led program, you’ll learn what’s needed to facilitate the creation, management, and commercialization of trade secrets.  In addition to a brief overview of the law underlying trade secrets, you’ll hear practical advice on ongoing management and licensing issues related to trade secrets. A key topic will focus on how patents and trade secrets can be integrated to protect a new technology and increase its licensing value.

To make this outstanding collection most useful to you and your organization, with your purchase you receive:

  • On-Demand Video access to all programs
  • Transcripts to all programs
  • Access to all of the original program materials including slideshows and handouts for attendees
  • Note: A DVD copy of the collection is available for an additional $50.

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