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WEBINAR Navigating SBIR/STTR (Research & Technology) Grants

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide an opportunity for small businesses to tap into federal funding to conduct research and development on promising new innovations and technologies.  With $4 billion available annually, the programs are a source of seed capital for early stage companies. SBIR/STTR funding can also serve as a pathway to equity financing by allowing businesses to demonstrate feasibility of new technologies and move toward commercialization.

This webinar will cover the following:

¨   Overview of the SBIR and STTR programs

¨   Qualifications and eligibility requirements for SBIR/STTR funding

¨   How to determine if your innovation is a good fit for SBIR/STTR funding

¨   How to search SBIR/STTR solicitations and topics

¨   Grants versus Contracts

¨   Difference between SBIR and STTR

¨   Steps to preparing a SBIR/STTR proposal

¨   Tips for increasing your success in securing SBIR/STTR funding

Charles Eason is a SBIR/STTR Advisor with the El Camino College SBDC, and Tech Futures Group (TFG) which is a program of the Northern California SBDC. He has provided counseling and training on SBIR/STTR funding since 1995.  Mr. Eason also has direct experience with the SBIR/STTR program through his company, OPTEMA Development Corporation, which is a past National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase I, Phase II, and Phase IICC STTR awardee.


Presenter: Chuck Eason (SBDC Advisor)


July 17
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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