SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal and Cost Accounting Workshop

SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal and Cost Accounting Workshop

June 17, 2020 - June 18, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Online Training


Do you have an idea for an innovation and need money to complete the research and development? If yes, then this two-day workshop is for you. Did I mention you get sample proposals? Yet another reason to learn how to get up to $1.5 million in seed funding without any equity dilution.

Day 1

In the first day, you will learn about:

  • Agency types and missions
  • Grants vs. contracts and why it matters
  • The SBIR and STTR funding landscape
  • Project phases, topics, assistance, references, and tools

This interactive tutorial details a four-step process for developing a competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I proposal to any participating federal agency, and is suitable for small firms at any level, and state/regional service providers who need SBIR and STTR expertise.

Day 2

During the second day of this event, attendees will learn about:

  • How to navigate the perplexing world of government accounting
  • The all-important SBIR/STTR cost proposal

This session focuses on the development of an indirect rate (aka overhead, fringe, F&A, G&A) for your company, and then how to apply that rate to an accurate and defensible cost proposal as part of your Phase I or II SBIR/STTR proposals. If you don’t learn this stuff and instead try to wing it, you could make mistakes that will lose money.

There will be a half hour break for lunch each day.

No Cost

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Presented by: Jim Greenwood. Jim and his wife, Gail, have been involved in the SBIR program since its inception in 1983. The Greenwoods have taught SBIR/STTR workshops in 48 states plus Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., offering training through local and regional economic development groups, universities, federal laboratories, SBDCs, and MEPs. The Greenwoods also have taught at many of the National SBIR Conferences in the past decade, including the most recent national conferences in New Orleans, Portland, Washington DC and Austin. They are recipients of the coveted Tibbetts Award, based on their contributions to SBIR/STTR outreach and education efforts, and were recognized by the Small Business Technology Council as “Champions for Small Business” for their outreach efforts during the latest SBIR/STTR programs reauthorization effort.

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Accessibility Information


All Wyoming SBDC Network programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services for clients with limited English proficiency will be provided. Contact: Jill Kline at (307) 766-3405 or wsbdc@uwyo.edu
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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