Meet Your Program Manager - SBIR/STTR Coming to Wisconsin

The Center for Technology Commercialization is hosting the SBIR Road Tour July 18th in Madison (check back for location).  The SBIR Road Tour is  a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
Meet Program Managers from 12 Federal Agencies on this day of learning and collaboration. 
If you are an Innovator, Entrepreneur, Researcher, or Small Technology Firm, SAVE THE DATE and don't miss this opportunity (stay tuned for registration details).

The NIH National SBIR/STTR Conference is coming to Milwaukee November 7-9

This event will be the largest annual gathering of HHS SBIR/STTR federal experts in the country, including representatives from NIH, CDC, FDA and others.  Small tech business, entrepreneurs, innovators researchers, investors and students welcome!
Stay tuned for details on registration, location and agenda.

Commercialization Tips from CTC

Follow us on Twitter or check out our website for weekly tips on assembling your Commercialization Plan for Phase 2 SBIR/STTR Proposals from Dave Linz, CTC Co-Director.
Solicitation open for Ideadvance, a 75K Seed Fund opportunity for UW faculty, staff, student, and alumni.  Application Due Date April 28, 2017
Wondering what happens to Ideadvance awardees after going through Ideadvance?
ActiveEDu:  Winner of WI Innovation award
Health Connection:  Accepted into first Milwaukee gBeta cohort
Classmunity: Launched service in 2016
Intelligent Composites:  Awarded NSF STTR and SBIR Advance funding

The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) created a $2 million seed fund administered by UW‐Extension supporting faculty, staff, students and ALUMNI entrepreneurs to commercialize technology and ideas developed statewide. 
The Ideadvance Seed Fund provides up to $75,000 in two stages to support entrepreneurs as they…
  • Evaluate new products or service ideas
  • Explore key markets
  • Validate demand
  • Develop strategies for investment sources
Are you eligible?
  • Alumni and current non-UW Madison faculty, staff or students.  UW-Madison applicants are not eligible, but may partner with alumni or current faculty, staff or students from an eligible campus.
  • You may also be eligible if you are licensing technology from the UW-Milwaukee Research Foundation or from WiSys.  WARF licensed technologies are not eligible.
  • Direct to consumer, retail and hospitality businesses are NOT eligible to participate.
Stage 1 and Stage 2 proposals are due by 5:00PM on April 28.  This will be the last application deadline scheduled for 2017! 
If you believe you have an innovative idea with expected Wisconsin impact, contact Idella Yamben, New Idea Concierge, at , or 608-263-3315 to discuss your eligibility.
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Events and Opportunities

April 11, 2017
M-WERC Annual Technology Symposium
Wauwatosa, WI

April 22, 2017
Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament
WiSys Technology Foundation

April 28, 2017
Ideadvance Applications Due
Center for Technology Commercialization

May 11, 2017
Medical Imaging Forum presented by Bioforward
Madison, WI

May 11, 2017
gener8tor Premiere Night
Madison, WI

May 14-17, 2017
National SBIR/STTR Conference
Washington DC

May 14-17, 2017
TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo.
Washington DC

May 25, 2017
BioNetWork Power Hour
PowerBuy 4 You

July 18, 2017
SBIR Road Tour
Madison, WI

Solicitation and Review Deadlines

April 5, 2017
NIH SBIR/STTR Application Due Date
National Institute of Health

NIH ROI Opportunity
Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (R01)
Expiration extended to January
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