October 14, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. The current USDA SBIR program supports small businesses in the creation of innovative, disruptive technologies and enables the application of research advancements from conception into the market. USDA is a granting agency with broad topics including Air, Water & Soils, Rural Development, Small & Mid-size Farms, Animal Products & Protection, Food Science & Nutrition to name just a few.
This workshop will address unique features of the USDA program and provide a four-step method to prepare a Phase I proposal including the important cost proposal. Finally, it will conclude with some advice on preparing and submitting a Phase I USDA SBIR proposal.
Presented By: Jim Greenwood. 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.