KSEF Events & SBIR Outreach - Register/RSVP Now

SBIR Connect Lexington, Louisville, & Covington-Newport

Are you new to Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)? Are you an experienced awardee? Come to connect with others at KSEF's free SBIR Connect events each month. Hear the latest news and updates, share your questions or experiences, mentor or be mentored, and learn tips on winning SBIR and STTR grants. SBIR Connect events are free but please RSVP so we can make appropriate arrangements for refreshments.


4:00-6:00 PM

June 13, 2019



4:00-6:00 PM

June 11, 2019



 Current SBIR/STTR Events


NCI SBIR is offering free SBIR/STTR application support for cancer-related projects including: needs assessment, small business mentoring, phase I SBIR/STTR application preparation support, and application review.

2019 HHS SBIR and STTR Omnibus grant solicitations are available. The next deadline is September 5. A webinar with more information will be presented on Wednesday, May 29 from 1-3PM.
The new NIH Matchmaker makes it easy to find institutes, centers, or program officials that have funded research in your field.


The pre-release of the SBIR 19.2 and STTR 19.B Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) is now open
During the pre-release, you can contact the topic authors to ask technical questions about announcement topics
Important dates:
  • May 31: SBIR 19.2 and STTR 19.B opens for submissions
  • July 1: SBIR 19.2 and STTR 19.B applications close
  • Aug. 23: SBIR 19.3 and STTR 19.C pre-release opens
  • Sept. 24: SBIR 19.3 and STTR 19.C pre-release closes


Solicitations NSF 19-554 and 19-555 are open
In order to submit, you must have your pitch reviewed and accepted. This takes at least two weeks. The submission deadline is June 13.
Find out more about pitches here.
The next submission window is from June 14 through December 12.


 KSEF Event Information - 2016 to Present

Registration refunds may be available up to three weeks before the event; no refunds thereafter. 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.

2018 December 3 SBIR/STTR 1-on-1
2018 December 3 Webinar (live): SBIR/STTR DoD Navy
2018 August 8 Webinar (live): SBIR/STTR Grants Accounting with George G. Moker
2018 August 7 Seminar: NCI/NIH SBIR with Greg Evans in Louisville
2018 August 6 Seminar: NCI/NIH SBIR with Greg Evans in Lexington
2018 March 15 Workshop: SBIR/STTR Phase II with Jim Greenwood in Covington
2018 Feb 12 Clinic: SBIR/STTR Commercialization with Lenka Fedorkova in Lexington
2018 Jan 11 Workshop: SBIR/STTR DoD with Becky Aistrup in Louisville
2017 Dec 5 Webinar: DoD Navy SBIR/STTR (online live)
2017 Aug 29 Workshop: SBIR/STTR Phase I with Jim Greenwood in Louisville
2017 Aug 1-2 Clinic: SBIR/STTR Intensive Writing with Bob Berger in Lexington - registration approval required
2017 July 21 Conference: SBIR Road Tour & 2017 Kentucky Annual Conference with Federal Program Officers in Lexington
2017 Feb 7 Workshop: SBIR/STTR Phase II Development Strategies with Jim Greenwood in Lexington
2016 Oct 25 Clinic: NIH SBIR/STTR Commercialization Strategy with Lenka Fedorkova in Louisville
2016 Sept 21-22 Clinic: SBIR/STTR Intensive Writing with Bob Berger in Lexington - registration approval required
2016 July 11 Webinar (live): NIH Day - A Webinar on NIH SBIR/STTR Programs (online live)
2016 June 27 NIH Grant Integrity Practices Event with Ms. Maritza Zeiberg and Mr. Les Hollie
2016 Feb 17
Workshop: SBIR/STTR Phase II with Jim Greenwood in Louisville
2015 Nov 9-10 Workshop: NIH SBIR/STTR Phase I with Lisa Kurek in Louisville

KSEF Event Partners & SBIR Supporters


KSEF outreach events and training are made possible by the support of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation. KSTC and KSEF acknowledge the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration through the Federal State and Technology Grant Award #SBAHQ-17-G-0010.