Updated: February 28, 2017


April 24, 7am – 7pm
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Rosemont, IL

Mark your calendar for the 2017 iBIO IndEX on April 24. iBIO IndEx is a place to converge and connect with key thought leaders and peers from diverse backgrounds, and emerge with new insight to help drive industry-wide growth and transformation. This conference will include the finals of the PROPEL Business Plan Competition and the Innovation Showcase. Click HERE for more information; to register click HERE – register by April 10 for early bird rates.

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

June 14-15, 9am – 4pm
Chicago, IL

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, 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. For more information and to register, click HERE. Attendees must register by June 8; late registration is $275 per person. For questions, contact


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