Awardee Spotlight: Protein Foundry

Protein Foundry, a Milwaukee business that provides a more effective and safer alternative for inflammatory disease (psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis) patients, states that

“(SBIR Funding) allowed us to conduct preclinical research that no other funding sources (NIH RO1- type or Venture/Angel Investment) would provide at such an early stage.”

Learn how your early stage technology may benefit from SBIR funding. Contact
CTC for more information.
Learn more about Protein Foundry.

Are you a Phase I or Phase II SBIR/STTR awardee?

Apply for up to $100K in SBIR/STTR matching funds!

Letters of Intent due 9:00 AM on January 3, 2020
Full Applications due NOON on January 13, 2020
SBIR Advance grants are used for commercialization activities that accelerate business development and improve company opportunities for Phase 2 and Phase 3 federal awards and for investor funding. 

For details, please contact
CTC’s Dr. Todd Strother

Submitting to NSF? 
CTC Presubmission Review

Planning on submitting an SBIR proposal for the December NSF deadline? Let us review it first. Our multidisciplinary panels mimic the federal agency’s review process and taps reviewers with experience in SBIR/STTR funding, technology commercialization and/or technical expertise.
Our goal is to provide you with actionable recommendations regarding your draft ahead of your SBIR/STTR submission deadline. 
Draft proposals due by noon on November 19th.

Medical Innovation:
Road to Patient Impact,
Tales from the Trenches

Join MCW Office of Technology Development, CTC and a panel of medical inventors for lunch and a discussion around tips and best practices for moving innovative ideas from paper to patients

What are my first steps? How do I identify and move through risks? What strategies and resources exist to help me navigate healthcare innovations to improve patient impact?

Date: January 15, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Place: MCW – Alumni Center
            8701 Watertown Plank Road
            Milwaukee, WI 53226

From moving your own patient-centered health innovation forward to just being a curious learner about a new topic, we invite you to
register today and explore the possible impact you may have on patient’s outcome.
Register Today
TechConnect is calling for abstracts and innovations for their June/July 2020 Conference and Expo

Find your next partner or funder, connect with innovation scouts, present your research. 

Abstracts/research submittal deadline December 13th. 
Read more here.

SBIR Ready is back for 2020! 

You are now able to complete a Letter of Intent to describe your research and interest in the program. 

This immersion workshop prepares faculty, staff scientists, post-docs and trainees to consider the market value of innovative research.

Learn practical skills to take discoveries to market, improving patentability and access to the $2.5B federal non-dilutive SBIR/STTR grant program.

Here is a short video on past participants’ experience. Join us with your idea—or let us help you find a ‘practice’ idea and team for you to gain experience.

Read more about the program

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Let's Talk Significance
Resubmitting an SBIR?  Read this first!
Perfecting Your Pitch to Program Managers

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Early Stage Symposium
Madison, WI
11/6-7, 2019

Startup Wisconsin Week
Multiple Cities
11/11-17, 2019

Madison, WI
(CTC on panel)

Medical Innovation: Road to Patient Impact
Milwaukee, WI


Solicitation Deadlines

NSF SBIR Submission Window Closes
Don't forget your
Project Pitch!

SBIR Advance Letter of Intent Due
NIH SBIR Application Deadline
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