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SBIR/STTR Match Reinstated

Governor McCrory and the NC General Assembly recently approved $2.5 million for the program, to be awarded during FY 2015 (7/1/2014-6/30/2015), the Solicitation Period. The Solicitation will be available as soon as the state budget is certified, likely in late August or early September 2014. Maximum Matching Grant amounts will be 50 percent of an applicant’s Phase I award, not to exceed $50,000. To be eligible, applicants for Matching Grants must have received official notification of Phase I award by a Federal SBIR/STTR agency during the Solicitation Period.

More information is available at www.nccommerce.com/scitech/grant-programs/one-nc-small-business-program.

Attend our free webinar on Thursday, 9/25 at noon to learn about the details of the program.  Register at:  https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/579471487

Upcoming Events

Prototype/Product Development Resources in NC
Speaker: Ryan Taylor, SBTDC
Tuesday, 10/14/2014
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Registration (Free):  Coming soon!
Check our website for updates: http://www.sbtdc.org/business-events/

SBIR Through Commercialization - Full Day Symposium
Wednesday, 11/5
8:30AM to 4PM
Registration and Website:  Coming soon!
Check our website for updates: http://www.sbtdc.org/business-events/

Join us for a full day immersion into SBIR/STTR and Technology Commercialization! The symposium will start off in the morning with a detailed overview of this competitive $2.2B funding mechanism, followed by an in-depth overview of how to craft a successful Phase I proposal. The afternoon session will focus on commercialization and transitioning from R&D to product.  In addition, hear from SBIR awardees who have collectively secured over $15M in SBIR funding, and learn about the One NC Match program. 

2014 Summer Internship Program Highlights

By Kim Mayer, SBTDC's Director of Technology Commercialization

The SBTDC’s 2014 Technology Commercialization Summer Internship Program wrapped up on July 24th with final presentations. Nine students served as interns this year, representing five university programs. Longtime participants, the MBA Programs from NCSU, Duke and Wake Forest University provided a total of six students. In addition, this year marked the second year of participation for both the Duke Masters of Engineering Management (MEM) and UNC Pharmacy programs that provided a total of three students.

John Ujvari, the SBTDC’s SBIR Specialist, has been coordinating the Summer Internship Program for over a decade. Our university partners promote the Summer Program and assist in the identification of highly qualified students who are ready to work as client-facing consultants. The SBTDC's Technology Commercialization Team participates extensively each year as mentors, attending group sessions and meeting often with the students to answer questions and provide guidance. 

We recognize that without the support of our clients, this program could not succeed. Clients are selected for invitation in January each year and each client who accepts the invitation knows they have committed to a long-term relationship with their student and the SBTDC. Clients are required to attend several orientation sessions, develop project descriptions, and guide their student throughout the 10-week program. All of the clients are invited to attend the final presentation showcase that signals the end of the summer program.

Read more about how the summer intern program >>

SBTDC Annual Report

The SBTDC is celebrating its 30th year of service to our state’s small businesses. Our latest Annual Report is available at www.sbtdc.org/pdf/annual_report.pdf.  Highlighted in the report are some of the successful businesses across NC that we have assisted. 

In addition, the NC SBTDC is pleased to report that we have been accredited without conditions by the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC). Every four years the ASBDC conducts a stringent review of each of the 64 SBDCs around the country.      

Solicitations and Submission Deadlines

Submission Deadline: October 2
Topics of interest:  http://nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/sbir_rfa.html

Submission Deadline:  October 14
Topics of interest:  http://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/

Submission Deadline:  October 14
Topics of interest:  www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/solicitations/sbir20143/

Submission Deadline:  October 14
Topics of interest:  www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/solicitations/sttr2014B/

NIH (SBIR Contracts)
Submission deadline:  November 5
Topics of interest:  http://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/

Submission deadline:  December 5
Topics of interest:  http://sbir.nih.gov/funding#omni-sbir

Submission deadline:  December 2
Topics of interest:  www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/topicshome.jsp

September 2014

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Our Staff

John Ujvari photoJohn Ujvari
SBIR/STTR Statewide Specialist & Newsletter Editor

Kim Mayer
Director of Technology Commercialization - Raleigh

Mike Carnes
Technology Commercialization Counselor - Raleigh

Ryan Taylor
Technology Commercialization Counselor - Cullowhee/Asheville

Chris Veal
Technology Commercialization Counselor - Triad

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