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SBIR/STTR Seminar Series: Intro to SBIR/STTR

November 17, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am


We are offering a virtual format so you can attend online. Register today to reserve your spot!

Want to get your share of the $3B in research and development (R&D) that the United States Federal Government is awarding each year to businesses like yours? Think that millions in non-dilutive R&D funding for your business is too good to be true? Think again. In FY 2020, businesses in the South Bend – Elkhart region (SBE) won over $6.5M in R&D funding, with awards ranging from $50K to $1.5M.

As background, the United States sponsors over $130B in research and development (R&D) annually. Approximately $3B of this R&D funding is awarded to businesses with 500 or fewer employees through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. The Department of Defense (DoD) and National Science Foundation (NSF) have recently modified their SBIR|STTR processes to expand the scope of innovation that qualifies for funding and to dramatically reduce the time and expense required to win an award. These awards equate to free money for your business – you do not need to issue equity for it or repay it. We will explore the new expansive scope of what qualifies for SBIR/STTR funding as well as the new simplified DoD and NSF processes that make it much easier to win.

Following the presentations, we will help you explore your specific R&D opportunities, the value of those opportunities, and the agency solicitations to which you should apply. We will then connect you with a proposal writer and other resources you need in order to create and submit a winning proposal (all at no cost to you).

The session will be led by Dave Temeles of Third Coast Federal (TCF). TCF is a federal ecosystem expert, providing Midwestern companies with the actionable insight, relationships and resources required to leverage Federal R&D and contracting awards to drive innovation, diversification, and economic growth.


November 17, 2021
8:30 am - 9:30 am
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