Small Business Innovation Research Grants Workshop

Presented by UC Davis Venture Catalyst

Back Feb 22, 2016 @ 6 pm

UC Davis Venture Catalyst will offer a four-session workshop on Small Business Innovation Research grants beginning Monday, Feb. 22, and consists of four, two-hour sessions, which will take you through all the steps necessary to successfully file a well-written SBIR grant application. 

This SBIR workshop series will focus on crafting a well-structured research plan, getting persuasive letters of support, crafting an efficient budget, and helping you anticipate reviewers’ comments. We will help you speed through the application instructions, saving you hours of time. The series of workshops is focused on hands-on assistance with preparing an SBIR/STTR grant application for the June 2016 NSF and April 5, 2016 NIH SBIR deadlines. Other agency SBIR application processes will also be discussed.

Who should attend:

  • Anyone planning on submitting a SBIR proposal for the upcoming NIH or NSF grants
  • Anyone interested in learning more about the SBIR program, regardless of current level of knowledge
  • Individuals interested in exploring opportunities with and learning more about other agencies providing SBIR grants (e.g. USDA, DOD, etc) 
  • Anyone interested in networking with local business professionals, startups, and entrepreneurs

Course includes:

  • Four, 2-hour interactive workshops to walk you through the application filling process
  • Pre-submission review of specific aims by our course instructors
  • Pre-workshop networking opportunities
  • Individual help as needed to successfully file the SBIR/STTR application via one-on-one sessions and phone/email support
  • Guest experts covering topics such as intellectual property, sponsored programs, conflict of interest issues, and more
  • Special commercialization sesssion (Based on NSF I Corps program), which will teach you about talking to customers, partners, and competitors; and encountering the chaos and uncertainty of creating successful innovations. Getting out of the laboratory/university is what the effort is about 
  • Meet your colleagues from UC Davis who successfully received funding for startups
  • Feedback on your Specific aims and abstract 

Topics include:

  • Understanding the requirements of an SBIR
  • Preparing to apply for an SBIR (company formation, registration at all required websites, identifying the best PI)
  • Assembling all the necessary parts of the application (letters of support, sub-contract quotes and letters, facilities to execute the grant, and research plan)
  • Composing a competitive research plan
  • Understanding and assembling a budget and justification
  • Documentation required to use human samples, vertebrate animals, select agents, resources
  • Composing competitive innovation and significance sections as well as specific aims
  • Searching for program announcements and finding opportunities
  • Assembling and filing (completing the SF424 form correctly and filing on time)

Remember to bring your laptop; these will be working sessions.Space is limited. Registration includes all four sessions. Food and Beer/Wine provided (Attendees must be 21 and over).

For information regarding pricing, registration or schedule of events click here!