Explore NIA's Resources to Advance Your Career or Technology at CTC's 9/19 Event

National Institute of Aging (NIA) Division of Extramural Activities Senior Scientific Advisor, Dr. Rene Etcheberrigaray, to speak at 9/19 event.
The Center for Technology Commercialization is pleased to host the National Institute of Aging (NIA) Division of Extramural Activities Senior Scientific Advisor, Dr. Rene Etcheberrigaray. 

Dr. Etcheberrigaray comes from the Center for Scientific Review where he most recently served as Deputy Director and previously as Director, Division of Neuroscience Development and Aging.

Attend this free workshop to learn about;

Invitations to schedule one on ones with CTC staff and Dr. Etcheberrigaray will be sent out a week before the event.

Register today to secure your spot.  We have limited seating available in our venue.

Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Pyle Center - 702 Langdon St, Madison

Submitting an SBIR:
Your affiliation with a University

CTC hears from frustrated clients about barriers and challenges in submitting an SBIR while still being faculty or student at a Wisconsin research institution or university.  Comparing allowable federal SBIR approaches vs campus policy can sometimes be frustrating.  Topics like joint PI status at the company/university, use of animal protocols, and utilizing campus resources can be confusing and frustrating as you race to prepare your competitive proposal. 

Over the last year, CTC interviewed a number of campus contacts at research institutions across the state.... 

Read on for key learnings that may help you better leverage conversations with your campus contacts.

DOE Phase 0 Assistance Program Open for 1st Time Applicants

The DOE Phase 0 Assistance program is now open to serve DOE SBIR/STTR FY 2020 Phase I Release 1 grant applicants.  Phase 0 is aimed at helping eligible small businesses successfully apply for DOE SBIR/STTR Phase I funding.  Eligibility for assistance is limited to first time applicants to the DOE SBIR/STTR programs and we are particularly interested in serving groups that are under-represented:  women-owned small businesses, socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses, and small businesses from under-represented states. The overall goal of the DOE Phase 0 program is to increase the number of responsive, high quality proposals submitted to the DOE from all first-time DOE SBIR/STTR applicants.  Please visit the DOE Phase 0 web site at for more information and to apply for FY 2020 Phase I Release 1 assistance.

Consulting Opportunity;
Showcase your Technology

Apply to the Pilot of the Midwest Innovation Exchange (an initiative of M7)  if have received a SBIR/STTR Phase II grant in last 3 years.

If your company is accepted into M7's pilot program, you will be eligible to receive up to 8 hours of technical consulting from experts at NASA. In addition, you will get exposure to numerous partners in Wisconsin and Ohio, including NASA and the US Economic Development Administration. This is an excellent way to showcase your technology to NASA and get assistance from their top researchers!
Brief application is due July 31st.

Read more about the program here.
The application is available on the M7 website

NIH Presubmission Review

Planning on submitting an SBIR proposal for the September NIH 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 August 12th.

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August 7,2019
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August 12, 2019
NIH Presubmission Panel Review

September 19, 2019
NIA Opportunities; Small Business, Career Development and Training
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