KSEF Event: Phase I Workshop, NIH Focus (Lisa Kurek)

Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase I
Proposal Development Workshop, NIH Focus
November 9 and 10, 2015 - Louisville, KY

The Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Program has more than $2.5 Billion for grants to small firms for high-risk R&D and product development. This workshop helps attendees learn how to develop high-quality, competitive proposals especially for the National Institutes of Health -- from fundamentals and strategic planning, to proposal development and submission, to commercialization plan and post-submission issues. The workshop also provides an opportunity to learn about the Kentucky SBIR/STTR assistance programs and other state programs for small businesses. This event is designed for anyone from universities, the business community, state and local leaders, students and PostDocs. Anyone interested in small business innovation research and small business technology transfer projects and proposal preparation will benefit.

Lisa KurekMs. Lisa Kurek is Managing Partner of BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting, Ann Arbor, Michigan (biography). At this workshop she will present strategic planning, proposal development, proposal submission, and commercialization.
Strategic Planning -
SBIR/STTR Agency Overview; NIH SBIR/STTR Program Details; Understanding the NIH System; Technological Innovation and Commercial Merit; Strategies for Targeting Your Proposal to Meet NIH's Mission and Requirements; How to Do Your Intelligence Work Prior to Writing the Proposal.
(2) Proposal Development - Creating a Fundable Proposal; Planning Tools for Writing the Proposal; The NIH SBIR/STTR Review Process: Write the Proposal to Meet the Reviewers' Expectations; Step-by-step Process in How to Write Each Section of an NIH Proposal; Common Problems and Pitfalls in NIH SBIR/STTR Proposals and How to Avoid Them.
(3) Proposal Submission - Agency Submission Procedures; Planning and Timing; Details on Electronic Submission to the NIH.
(4) Commercialization - Developing a Commercialization Plan; Post-Submission Issues; Post-Award Administration.

Maria LabreveuxDr. Maria Labreveux
is the Program Director of R&D and Commercialization of the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation at the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, in Lexington, Kentucky (biography). She will discuss the Kentucky
SBIR/STTR Grant Assistance Programs - including Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Zero grants, Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Double Zero grants (up to $4,000 each), and other initiatives.


altOnline registration* includes presentation materials*, light continental breakfast, lunch (day one), and refreshment breaks. Late and walk-in registrants may receive the presentation materials after the event. 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.

Kentucky Resident Registration $125 Early Bird until October 23 midnight
  $175 October 24 to midnight November 3
  $200 Late* on or after November 4
Non-KY Resident Registration
$180 Early Bird until October 23 midnight
  $225 October 24 to midnight November 3
Late* on or after November 4


GROUP DISCOUNT -- 25% off each ADDITIONAL registrant, registered at the same time as the first Early Bird online registration, when you enter TAKE25 in the code field. The automated system processes this as one transaction, with up to four discounts -- but available only until October 23 midnight. Note: Group registrants do not have to be from the same company.

Late registrants may receive a book after the event, but are not guaranteed one at the event.


Day one, Monday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Day two, Tuesday: 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM


Marriott Louisville East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd, Louisville, KY 40299. 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 Post-Secondary Education in funding the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation and the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (organizers of the event), is greatly acknowledged.