June 15, 2021
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
This one-day intensive is appropriate for all companies and start-ups interested in securing seed funding through the federal SBIR and STTR programs. Jim Greenwood begins with a comprehensive overview of the SBIR and STTR programs, including differentiation between the two programs and significant changes that are occurring as a result of recent re-authorization. It then continues into an extended discussion of a simple but effective four-step process for developing a Phase I proposal to any of the participating SBIR/STTR agencies, and concludes with a brief view of sample Phase I proposals.
Presenter: Jim Greenwood 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. In addition to offering SBIR/STTR training, the Greenwoods provide applicants with critiques of draft proposals before they are finalized and submitted for funding. They have performed more than 1,100 such reviews over the past decade and have always been able to offer suggestions that made the proposals stronger contenders for SBIR/STTR funding. 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. Jim Greenwood has served as a commercialization reviewer for National Science Foundation’s SBIR and STTR programs, and is a coach for applicants participating in Dept of Energy’s Phase 0 program for newcomers to SBIR/STTR. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.g-jgreenwood.com