NIH SBIR Conference  Lessons Learned
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

Session Presented by

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”.

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Pre-released DOD SBIR/STTR Broad Agency Announcements

The DOD SBIR 17.1 and STTR 17.A Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) topics are now in pre-release!
You can now view topics, ask questions through the SITIS Q&A system, and contact topic authors directly. This BAA will officially open for proposal submission on January 10, 2017 and close February 8, 2017.  Find more information here.

DOE FOA and Topics Available

FOA (DE-FOA-0001619) is available here.  Topics for Release 2 are available here

DOE Sponsored Webinar

Two webinars are being offered on the DOE SBIR/STTR proposal preparation process.  Tuesday December 6th from 1:00-2:00 PM (EST) and another from 4:00-5:00 PM (EST).

gBETA Launches Beloit Program

gBETA is a free, six-week accelorator for early-stage companies that requires no fees and no equity.  Applications are now open for gBETA, a free program that the nationally ranked accelerator, gener8tor, runs to help connect early stage companies with mentors, customers, and investors. This program will be based out of Irontek, in Beloit, WI, in early 2017.  Apply Today.

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BioForward Annual Meeting
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