I occasionally get an email or phone call from a client about getting registered with System for Award Management (SAM), or perhaps renewing their SAM registration.
The USDA has a deadline coming up in October for submission of Phase I SBIR proposals.
Almost all of the big commercial successes from the National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR program have been companies that received Phase IIB awards, according to Ben Schrag, Senior Program Director of SBIR/STTR at NSF.
In a Quick Chat earlier this month, the Senior Program Director for SBIR/STTR programs at the NSF – Ben Schrag – shared a few best practices for preparing commercialization plans.
Your $1M in SBIR funding could be worth about $50,000 in refundable R&D tax credits according to John Berry, Business Development Specialist at Hull & Knarr, a financial services firm that specializes in this sort of thing.
A CTC startup client recently asked me how my former company became a vendor for the federal government.
We often hear from entrepreneurs about the challenges in acquiring additional funds to further de-risk technologies and navigate through the dreaded Valley of Death. Accessing funds via the traditional SBIR/STTR programs can initially help you through risky feasibility questions.
A common topic to include in your SBIR proposal is a discussion on the competition. While we often hear our clients say that they “Don’t have any competition” or there are “No others doing this,” there is always some alternative that your customers can use or are using to solve the problem.
The Financial Plan is often missing or weak in Commercialization Plans I review.
A common topic to include in your SBIR proposal is a discussion on the competition.