KSEF Events: Phase I Workshop, General Focus (Jim Greenwood)

Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Development Workshop, General Focus

October 10, 2013 

Spgreenwood jim_70x98eaker Jim Greenwood will present the following sessions and topics:
workshop begins with a strong overview of the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer Research) programs. It continues with a discussion of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization, with an emphasis on the most important changes to the programs that you need to know about. It will then transition into an extended presentation on a simple but comprehensive four-step process for developing a credible and competitive Phase I proposal. That process starts with strategy, and the activities and questions that should be considered before the proposal is written. It continues with drafting, the proposal, focusing on what to emphasize in the text. The process continues with review, or getting a third party to go over the proposal before it is submitted, and debrief, which is learning from the feedback available once the agency has decided whether to fund the proposal. 


Online registration* is closed. Online registration includes presentation materials, light continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1993, reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made; please request at least two weeks in advance. Registration refunds will be available up to three weeks before the event; no refunds thereafter.

Group discounts only with Early Bird online registration. There are no discounts available with regular, late, or walk-in registration.

Early Bird Registration: reduced rates and group discounts until midnight October 1, 2013

  • Early Bird General registration = $75.00
  • Early Bird Student/PostDoc registration = $55.00
  • Early Bird GROUP Discount: until midnight October 1 = $50.00 for each additional registrant, up to four discounts registered at the same time as the first Early Bird registration. The automated system processes this as one transaction.

*GROUP DISCOUNT: The automated system processes this as one transaction, with up to four discounts -- but available only until October 1 midnight. Group discounts are only applicable to paid registrations; complimentary/gift certificate registrations do not qualify. Group registrants do not have to be from the same company.

General Registration: October 2 until midnight October 6, 2013

  • $95.00 (no reduced rates or discounts)

Late and Walk-In Registration: October 7 through October 10, 2013

  • $145.00 (no reduced rates or discounts)


8:00-8:30 AM
        Registration Sign-in and Light Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:40 AM         Welcome and Introductions
8:40-10:00 AM         Overview of SBIR and STTR Programs
10:00-10:30 AM         Reauthorization Update and Analysis
10:30-10:45 AM         Morning Break
10:45 AM -12:30 PM         SBIR/STTR Proposal Strategy: Part 1
12:30-1:15 PM         Lunch
1:15-1:30 PM         KY SBIR/STTR Grant Programs
1:30-2:00 PM         SBIR/STTR Proposal Strategy: Part 2
2:00-3:45 PM         SBIR/STTR Proposal Draft
3:45-4:00 PM         Afternoon Break
4:00-4:30 PM         SBIR/STTR Proposal Review and Debriefing
4:30-5:00 PM         Critique of a Sample Phase I SBIR Proposal


Courtyard by Marriott, Lexington Keeneland/Airport, 3110 Wall Street (Beaumont Center), Lexington, KY 40513


Parking for workshop registrants is readily available on-site.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the sponsors. The valuable support of the Council on Postsecondary Education in funding the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation and the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (organizers of the event), is greatly acknowledged.


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