June 25, 2019 - June 26, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
In-Person Event - Health Sciences Building, Room HS 293
The first day of the workshop (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) is designed to provide in depth guidance on how to write a compelling Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and/or the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Both agencies will be covered this session! Co-hosted by the University of Wyoming Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub.
Learn how the SBIR/STTR programs work, how to plan your approach, and follow a step-by-step process to writing a compelling NIH and/or NSF SBIR/STTR proposal.
Topics Covered Include:
- How to engage with NIH/NSF in advance to vet your ideas;
- Writing specific aims;
- What does “feasibility” mean;
- What to know about proposal reviewers;
- How to approach each section of the proposal;
- Commercialization plan requirements for each agency
- Budget basics – A step by step guide for writing your proposal!
On the second day we will host one-on-one meetings with the Shannon Bass, BBCetc Principal Consultant from 8:30 am until noon.
No cost for Wyoming residents & UW students
Presenter: Shannon Bass joined BBCetc as a Principal Consultant in April 2018 bringing with her 28 years of management experience in the biotechnology industry and as an independent SBIR/STTR consultant. Shannon’s career began with an animal health start-up out of the University of Kentucky, which was later purchased by Neogen Corporation. She continued in senior management with Neogen for 17 years in the areas of quality control/ assurance, regulatory, pharmaceutical manufacturing and technical services. Later she became CEO of a biotech start-up which brought to market a veterinary research device and president of another medical device firm developing a product for treatment of late-stage lung cancer. A PI on multiple research grants, Shannon has assisted numerous start-ups in developing competitive NIH grant submissions, post-award management, commercialization, project management and building an effective team. She holds B.S degree in Agriculture from Murray State University in Kentucky.