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SciArt Software Participates in AFWERX Accelerator

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NSF Project Pitch

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A Bridge to Commercial Success- SBIR Phase IIB

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NSF Commercialization Plan Tips & Pitfalls

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.

Are you Thinking Like a Small Business or a Research Program?

The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) hosted BBC etc for a special training on accessing the Department of Defense (DoD) funding.

Plumb Pharma wins 2020 Governor’s Business Plan Contest

Congratulations to Plumb Pharma — CTC client and SBIR Advance awardee — on winning the 2020 Governor’s Business Plan Contest! Plumb Pharma of Madison has developed a platform technology for super-extended-release medications that extends release 3-5 times longer than current medications.

SeedLinked obtains critical funding

Congratulations to SeedLinked — a CTC client, SBIR Advance awardee and 2019 Governor’s Business Plan Contest “Bright New Idea” winner — upon receiving a critical investment from TitletownTech, a $25 million venture fund led by Microsoft and the Green Bay Packers.

DOD Opportunities for SBIR and other Research Funding.

Wisconsin has some of the best success rates in the country for NIH and NSF SBIR awards (see 2019 articles NIH & NSF), and Wisconsin has multiple large DOD contractors that are manufacturing strategically important military equipment.

Extend Your Cash Runway with the R&D Tax Credit

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.

Navigation for Wisconsin DOD SBIR/STTR Hopefuls

A severely underutilized SBIR funding opportunity in Wisconsin is the program available from the Department of Defense (DoD).

This is a Great Time to Reach Out to Investors

Even without a pandemic, entrepreneurs can feel exposed.

Thinking About Doing Business with the Government? Don’t Do it Alone.

A CTC startup client recently asked me how my former company became a vendor for the federal government.

The Department of Defense is implementing new cybersecurity measures

If you’ve not heard, the Department of Defense is implementing new cybersecurity measures.