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Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops

Pre-Registration required and additional fees apply for the following workshops.


Monday, April 30, 2007


Workshop A:
Phase 1 Proposal Preparation Workshop


Presented by:
Gail & Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group

Room:  Auditorium

Description
: This pre-conference workshop will provide attendees with a strong introduction to the SBIR and STTR programs, and then progress into a simple but effective four-step process for preparing a competitive Phase 1 proposal.  Attendees also will be given an opportunity to review a sample Phase 1 proposal, and discover the value and limitations of sample proposals. 

  • Workshop check-in and Continental Breakfast: 7:30am
  • Session starts: 8:00 am
  • Materials, lunch, and break refreshments provided


Workshop B:  The Commercialization Imperative


Presenter: 
Lea Strickland, FOCUS Resources

Room: Crown

Description
:
Government grants and contracts are not the end game.  Commercialization of the technology, products, and research that are funded in part by federal funds is the objective.  Turning your idea into a thriving product in an existing business or an entirely new business is one component of the SBIR Program – Phase III is Commercialization, but it doesn’t include SBIR dollars and it isn’t a 1- 2-3 process with the government as your customer at the end of the grant.  Commercialization is imperative to building your business and no one will do it for you.  Learn how to go from concept to commercialization, from lab to life, and get started today!

  • Workshop check-in: 1:00
  • Session starts: 1:30 pm
  • Materials and break refreshments provided


Thursday, May 3, 2007


Workshop C:
Phase II Proposal Preparation Workshop


Presented by:
Gail & Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group
Room: Auditorium

Description
: This post conference event will be an abbreviated Phase 2 proposal preparation workshop.  Topics to be covered include Phase 2 basics, critical differences among Phase 2 agencies, a recommended four-step process for developing a competitive Phase 2 proposal, and an introduction to SBIR/STTR technology commercialization.

  • Workshop check-in and box lunch: 12:30pm-12:45pm
  • Session starts: 1:00pm
  • Materials, lunch, and break provided


Workshop D:
R&D Project Planning, Cost Estimating and Control

Presented by:
John Davis, SBIR Resource Center
Room: Piedmont Room

Description
: Small-budget, short-duration projects, like SBIR/STTR, are absolutely the most dangerous to manage.  When problems occur, and they will, there is precious little time or budget available to effect corrective actions.  In addition, the proper planning, cost estimating and demonstration of project management skills are vital to crafting winning proposals.  This short workshop, presented by a 30 year veteran of the R&D Project Management wars and a specialist in SBIR/STTR, will present the actionable fundamentals of what every applicant and project manager needs to know/do to be successful.  A class workbook will be provided.

  • Workshop check-in and box lunch: 12:30pm-12:45pm
  • Session starts: 1:00pm
  • Materials, lunch, and break provided


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