Biotech & Entrepreneurship

Updated: December 12, 2017

Biotech & Entrepreneurship Current Events and Opportunities

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

Date: January 30 and 31, 2018
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: MATTER, Chicago, IL
Organizer: PROPEL

PROPEL is hosting this 2-day Intensive Workshop, provided by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc), that will cover all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on life science technologies including: eligibility, sources of funding and agency differences, understanding what reviewers look for, and step-by-step instruction on how to write each section of your proposal. The workshop will cover all agencies, including Department of Defense, National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, with detailed emphasis on NIH. Who should attend: Anyone planning on submitting an SBIR/STTR proposal in the next 12 months; Individuals interested in learning enough about the program to determine if they are interested in pursuing future submissions; Individuals supporting SBIR/STTR applicants and companies including financial managers, business managers, other administrative personnel; and Individuals from academic institutions interested in working with SBIR/STTR applicants as subcontractors and supporting personnel. Why you should attend: National averages for NIH SBIR proposal funding are around 20% for Phase I and 40% for Phase II; and BBC clients are funded at a rate two to three higher than the national average across agencies. Cost is $250 per participant / $200 each additional from the same company if registered by September 27; late registration is $300. For more information and to register, click HERE. For questions, contact


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