SBIR Ready Applications
due May 14, 2019

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.

Our June 2019 course will give you hands-on experience through four, three-hour in person workshops held at Milwaukee, Madison and at WiSYS Supported campuses around the state.


Apply today to:

  • Evaluate research projects from multiple angles to make a business case
  • Develop new career skills using a technology from your lab or a ‘borrowed’ technology from our affiliated Tech Transfer office
  • Learn to be competitive and savvy in federal grant programs
  • Earn up to $3000 to identify strategic markets and research pathways
Applications are due by May 14, 2019.

**We encourage you to fill out an “Interested Applicant FormNOW to learn more about the program.**
Still not convinced you could use SBIR Ready skills on your technology?  Hear from Immuto Scientific on their experience with the program in 2018. 

USDA Funds Antimicrobial Resistance Research

What else does
USDA fund?

Find out at the USDA SBIR Program Essentials Webinar on May 30th
The USDA is coming to Wisconsin…well at least to a webinar in Wisconsin! 

Register today for CTC's  free webinar on why you should be using USDA grants to fund your innovative technology. 
With 12 topic areas, USDA is interested in more than you may think!  Don’t miss out!

Read more about speaker Elden Hawkes, USDA Program Specialist,
Register Now

Dave's Top Ten Reasons to Pursue SBIR/STTR Funding

There are many reasons to consider tapping America’s Seed Fund to fund your business
Here are the top ten reasons:
  1. There are 11 federal agencies including NIH, DOD, NASA, NSF, USDA, DOE that are providing ~$2.5 Billion annually for early stage seed funding earmarked for small businesses developing new and innovative technologies.
  2. Up to ~$1.7Mis available directly to small technology businesses to research and develop innovative technology.And multiple awards are possible growing this number into the $millions.
  3. The funding covers a broad range of opportunities each year: ~5000 SBIR/STTR awards, ~70 solicitations, ~1500 topics.So there is a good chance that there is something relevant for you.
  4.  Click here to access reasons 4-10!

More reasons to apply: What kind of support do you need?
If you are a Wisconsin entrepreneur there are even more reasons to apply.  The Center for Technology Commercialization's suite of assistance programing and supplemental funding takes you from business case formation, to proposal writing and expert review, to matching funds, and commercialization assistance!
Contact us today to see what extra funds for which you may be eligible. 

Submitting to NSF? 
CTC Presubmission Review

Planning on submitting an SBIR proposal for the June 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 May 20th.

Register today!

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May 14, 2019
5 Lakes Forum
Milwaukee, WI

May 20, 2019
NSF Presubmission Review

May 22, 2019
USDA SBIR/STTR Program Essentials Webinar
Presenter Elden Hawkes, USDA Program Specialist

June 4, 2019
SBIR Ready Cohort Begins

Solicitation and Review Deadlines

June 13, 2019
Applications Due

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