SBIR/STTR Workshop

Fall 2010

imageJoin us this fall  for a variety of SBIR and Technology Commercialization education events.  SBIR webinars will offer basic information for those new to the SBIR program. Our full-day and multi-day Phase 1 training sessions will provide you the information you need to draft a competitive proposal. University SBIR sessions will provide university researchers an opportunity to discuss the specifics of using SBIR/STTR for spinning out technologies for the university session. Technology Commercialization sessions half-day workshops seek to discuss the options university researchers have as they engage in the technology commercialization process.  The sessions will also cover the factors that need to be considered when beginning to prepare for these opportunities.

University Commercialization | University SBIR | Meet the Experts | SBIR Intro Webinars | Proposal Prep


University Commercialization Sessions

These sessions will provide academic researchers with an introduction to technology commercialization. Researchers will learn the fundamentals of assessing the market opportunity, roles for the researcher, details about intellectual property (patents / copyrights / trademarks, trade secrets), and University technology transfer resources.

NC A&T / UNC-G (Joint)
September 15, 2010
8am - 12 noon
UNC-G Elliot University Center, Maple Room 1400 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC 27412
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NC State University
October 18, 2010
8am - 12 noon
Monteith Research Center, Room 136
2410 Campus Shore Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606 Agenda | Registration


University SBIR Sessions

Join the SBTDC's SBIR Program Counselor and Tech Counselor for an intimate discussion of how the SBIR and STTR federal funding programs (totaling over $2.5 billion annually) may fit with your technology development initiatives.  Learn specifics about these two programs and discuss with us how your situation melds with each of the programmatic points we make.  Learn from your colleagues from the discussion as well.  The meeting will provide you with next steps to take in your search for funding.

UNC Greensboro
Date: October 4th
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Moore Humanities & Research Building Room #2711
Agenda | Registration

October 7, 2010
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Fort IRC Building
Room 410
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NC State University
Date: November 11th
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Office of Technology Transfer
Agenda | Registration


Meet the Experts - Legal / Intellectual Property

SBIR Awardees and Proposers Only

Raleigh at Hutchinson Law Group
November 10th
9:00 am - 11am
5410 Trinity Road, Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27607

Topics to be covered:

  • Inventions – Who Owns What?
  • Patent Rights
  • Government Rights in Subject Inventions
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Government Rights in Data
  • SBIR Data Rights
  • Key Misconceptions Regarding Government Data Rights
Agenda | Registration


General SBIR Intro Webinars

Attend these free webinars to learn about the $2.5 Billion in R&D funding available for innovative technologies via the Federal Government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.  The Seminar will introduce attendees to SBIR/STTR programs, the services that the SBTDC provides to those looking to submit proposals, as well as sources of additional program information. 

September 8, 2010
10:00am - 11:00am
Agenda | Registration

October 13, 2010
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Agenda | Registration

November 15, 2010
Noon - 1:00pm
Agenda | Registration


SBIR Proposal Preparation Phase 1

Phase 1 Proposal Training:
Clean Energy Edition

September 13, 2010, 8:00am – 4:30pm
Durham, NC
Details & Registration

Phase 1 Proposal Training:
NIH Edition

October 23 & 24, 9:30am - 4:30pm
(Saturday & Sunday)
Chapel Hill, NC
Details & Registration



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Hosted by North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) 
The SBTDC is administered by NC State University on behalf of the University of North Carolina System
and operated in partnership with the US Small Business Administration (SBA).

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) Cooperative Agreement is partially funded by the SBA. SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.