An often overlooked aspect of an SBIR proposal involves neglecting to realize your reviewers are people who have to wade through a slew of proposals quickly and efficiently. Ease their pain!
Why should an SBIR/STTR agency hire your company? While you may have a really innovative technology, it will be your team that does the work. Spending time on the biographical sketch is your opportunity to reinforce your team’s experience and highlight your credentials towards the specific role you will have on this company’s SBIR/STTR project.
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.
Feasibility is often a loosely defined term that might be difficult to pin down.
I often get calls from clients who wish to submit an SBIR/STTR grant with a deadline only a couple of weeks or even days away.
After spending months planning your experiments and detailing your approach, you are now ready for the budget.
Don’t know where to start?? Follow our guide to building the first draft of your SBIR proposal.
Is SBIR/STTR a Fit for Me? Take the T.E.S.T Here is a simple test with some Go – No Go criteria to see if SBIR/STTR is a fit for your company.