The CTC Team attended the 2016 NIH SBIR/STTR Conference in Orlando this November. We will be highlighting some of the interesting facts learned and sessions attended in the next few newsletters. First up, Top 10 Do's and Dont's. This was a FUN yet informative session given by Lisa Kurek, BBCetc. She was full of energy, as always, and had anecdote after anecdote exemplifying the "duh" moments in SBIR proposal writing.
CTC's Notes from Top 10’s Do’s and Don'ts
for a Phase 1 Proposal
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1. DON’T write a RO1.
DO plan for and tell the whole story. Include a commercialization plan, amount of other funding you’ve received, information about product development and your research team. Tell the WHOLE STORY.
2. DON’T write a Phase 1 as a stand-alone.
DO highlight Phase 1 in context of your project timeline. Your Phase 1 is a component of a larger project. Use your Phase 1 as your “Feasibility Test”.