UNH to present SBIR/STTR grant training workshop

Designed for small New Hampshire businesses, startups

PrintThe University of New Hampshire is offering a virtual Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant training workshop for New Hampshire small businesses and startups with fewer than 500 employees.

The workshop, to be presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, is free but registrationis required.

The federal government’s SBIR and STTR programs provide help to support research and development, but winning awards in the highly competitive $3 billion programs requires strategic proposals and a thorough understanding of funding agency goals, organizers said.

In addition to proposal basics, the workshop will focus on the Department of Defense, providing an overview of various components, how its programs differ and how companies can find the right solicitations for their technologies. The workshop will also explore eligibility requirements, how the application process works and how to best position an application for award.

The event will be led by nationally recognized BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, which helps clients secure federal SBIR/STTR funding.

The workshop is part of a new program called FOSTER (FOcused on SBIR/STTR, Technology, Equity and Research), which is aimed at aiding New Hampshire small businesses, particularly those that are women-owned, rural-based and socially-economically disadvantaged. FOSTER is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is a collaborative effort of UNHInnovation, UNH’s commercialization unit; the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center, the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center and the New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

Organizers said future workshops will be offered that will focus on other agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.

For more information, foster.unhi@unh.edu or visit innovation.unh.edu/foster.

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