SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation - NIH Focus

Sep 10, 2013 - Sep 11, 2013

9 AM - 4 PM

Cost: $125 for Michigan residents; $250 all others

This seminar presents essential information for crafting a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal that meets the unique requirements of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


  • Current information on the SBIR/STTR program
  • Strategies for targeting your proposal to meet the mission and requirements of the NIH as well as the reviewers’ expectations
  • Technological innovation and commercial merit – what this really means
  • Common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Preparing a Commercialization Plan
  • Navigating the often complicated process of electronic submission 
  • What to do once you learn you are going to be funded (and what to do next if you learn you are not)

NOTE: Lunch for both days is included in the registration fee.

Speaker: Andrea Johanson, PhD, Principal Consultant,BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)

Speaker Information: Andrea Johanson is a BBCetc Principal Consultant with over 18 years of experience in leading international collaborative research projects. Prior to joining BBC in 2006, she was responsible for developing a portfolio of agricultural biotechnology projects at Michigan State University’s Institute of International Agriculture, and for reporting to federal funding agencies about the program. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Reading University, in the UK, a Masters in Plant Pathology from Cornell University, and a Master of Arts in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.

Location Details

301 Michigan St NE
Grand Valley State University, Center for Health Sciences
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Contact info

Contact Name: Jayne Berkaw
(734) 930-9741

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