Catalyst for SBIR/STTR

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January 21, 2019

Start: Monday, January 21 @ 8:00 AM
End:   Monday, January 21 @ 11:30 AM


UNCC PORTAL Building
9319 Robert D Snyder Rd, Charlotte, NC

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CATALYST FOR SBIR / STTR     

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA – CHARLOTTE

BARNHART STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTER, SALONS A, B & C

FEBRUARY 21, 2019  8:00am -11:30am 

Registration Link – https://bit.ly/2qFYdE5

Sponsored by UNC Charlotte Research & Economic Development

 (DRAFT AGENDA)

8:00 – 8:30 AM               NETWORKING BREAKFAST

8:30 – 8:45 AM                INTRODUCTIONS AND WELCOME

  • Robin McIntire, Regional Director, SBTDC
  • Richard A. Tankersley, PhD, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development

 8:45 – 9:15 AM                SBIR / STTR OVERVIEW

An informative discussion of the SBIR / STTR program; its history, available funding, how it works, participating government agencies, etc.

  • John Ujvari, SBIR / STTR Specialist, SBTDC

 9:15 – 9:45 AM       HOW TO WRITE A COMPETITIVE PROPOSAL

What are the elements of proposals that tend to win awards?  What are the best practices to adopt and the pitfalls to avoid?

  • Chris Veal, Technology Commercialization Counselor, SBTDC

9:45 – 10:00 AM              BREAK

10:00 – 10:30 AM           REVIEWER PERSPECTIVE

What do the people who review SBIR / STTR proposals look for in proposals?  How do they decide whether to recommend or not recommend funding for a particular proposal?

  • NSF: David Walker

10:30 – 11:00 AM           SUCCESS STORY

Learning from others who have won (and lost) multiple SBIR / STTR awards (one of the below):

  • Kent Colling, CEO, BluEyeQ
  • Dave Wilson, Video Collaboratory
  • 11:00 – 11:30 AM           SUMMARY AND FINAL Q&A

 

 

 

 

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