CTC Sparks: The Innovator Series – Tuesdays and Thursdays connect to CTC’s thought leaders for assistance in getting your innovation funded through the SBIR/STTR program!
Now is the time for Innovation. Did you know the federal government has a $3.7B set aside for Small businesses (US owned under 500 employees)! Whether you’ve been in business for decades or just starting, there is funding available to move new technologies and products forward from agriculture, manufacturing, education and more!
Our resident outdoors expert and grant writing guru shares Tips from Todd in coordination with Idella’s Ideas, now that Season 1 has concluded.
Season 2, Episode 7 – SBIR Eligibility
Todd is back to tell YOU about SBIR eligibility! Small Business Innovation Research grant applications have to meet certain criteria for acceptance! Find out what they are today!
Keep tuning in to find out more about SBIR (and to see what Todd is doing with the feathers?!):
Season 2, Episode 6 – NIH Review Process
Today Todd is here to walk you through the NIH review process to ensure you’re on the right track to receive NIH SBIR funding.
Season 2, Episode 5 – NSF: Project Pitch
Tips from Todd is back, with a brand new look, to help you get started on your NSF Stage 1 funding track. Find out more about their Project Pitch and how to prepare your innovation to apply for these federal funds!
Season 2, Episode 4 – NSF: I-Corps
NSF I-Corps was designed to help academics explore ideas they think could be commercialized, now that process is evolving to include Phase 1 companies, following the NIH’s lead. Find out more!
Join us June 18 for a virtual training event with DOD!
Season 2, Episode 3 – NSF Close of Quarter – When should you submit?
Do you know what makes NSF’s Submission process different from other SBIR funding programs? Find out in this episode of Tips from Todd! Todd walks you through the Close of Quarter process and why you should talk to your program officer to strategize your submission.
Season 2, Episode 2 – DOD Initial Process
Todd is here to help you get started with your DOD funding journey.
-Find out what the difference is between DOD SBIR contracts and other agency SBIR grants.
-See who you should contact and when.
Contact your Topic Manager by June 2!
Season 2, Episode 1 – How to Navigate a DOD Prerelease
After a ~long~ hiatus, Tips from Todd is back to help you navigate a DOD Topic Prerelease. These can seem overwhelming and technical but Todd helps simplify the process in Episode 11! Check it out to see if your innovation could be funded by DOD SBIR.
Episode 10 – SBIR Summary & SBIR Ready
Tune in for the Season Finale of Tips from Todd! Todd is sharing his final thoughts, so far, on the SBIR process and letting you know why YOU should for SBIR Ready for a significant advantage in writing your SBIR funding proposal!
Episode 9 – Letters of Support
Tips from Todd’s “special guest” is here to tell you which Letters of Support you need when seeking SBIR funding for your innovation!
Episode 8, Part 2 – Principal Investigator
Tips from Todd is back to expand upon who qualifies as a Principal Investigator when your team is seeking SBIR funding for your innovation. Find out if your PI fulfills the requirements to apply!
Episode 8, Part 1 – Principal Investigator
Seeking a principal investigator to pursue funding for your innovation? Not sure if a member of your team qualifies? No Ph.D.s? Tips from Todd is here to share his expertise and dispel concerns about PIs so your innovation can get off the ground and apply for SBIR funding!
Don’t forget to fill out your SBIR Ready Letter of Interest by May 8, 2020!
Episode 7 – SBIR vs. STTR
Tips from Todd explains the key differences in SBIR and STTR to help you understand which is right for your innovative idea or small business.
Don’t forget to fill out your SBIR Ready Letter of Interest by May 8 at wisconsinctc.org/sbir-ready.
Episode 6 – SBIR Milestones
What milestones have you achieved through innovation? SBIR needs to know! Let Tips from Todd help you clear a path to innovation by determining which milestones you want to highlight.
Episode 5 – Specific Aims for SBIR
Episode 5 of Tips from Todd is focused on making sure YOU are as specific as possible in your SBIR. Find out how to make sure you’re using proper terms to get noticed!
Episode 4, Part 2 – What is SBIR Innovation?
Evolutionary or Revolutionary? Chance of technical failure? What are federal funding agencies looking for? Find out in Tips from Todd Episode 4, Part 2!
Episode 4, Part 1 – What is SBIR Innovation?
Today Tips from Todd walks YOU through what funding agencies define as innovation. Find out if and how your idea fits and could be considered for an SBIR. See Part 2 for more specifics!
Episode 3, Part 2 – SBIR Significance Statements
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR AN SBIR: For Profit? ✅ Less than 500 employees? ✅ Owned by U.S. Citizens? ✅ YES – EXISTING BUSINESSES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR over $3.7B in federal funding. Tips from Todd will show you how to start with a good significance statement and let us PAY YOU to practice with your company’s new, innovative approach.
In Episode 3 Part 2, Todd is sharing his knowledge on the dos and don’ts of an SBIR significance statement.
Episode 3, Part 1 – SBIR Significance Statements
In Episode 3, Part 1, Todd talks you through the importance of a significance statement in your SBIR. Why?? The more significant problem you have, the more likely you are to be funded!
Episode 2 – Sample Ideas for SBIR
Now that you know “Why SBIR?” Todd is here to talk you through some sample ideas for SBIR to get started! (Check out the excellent illustrations too!)
Episode 1 – Why SBIR?
Our outdoor expert and grant writing guru kicks off this series by sharing why YOU should apply for SBIR with YOUR innovative idea!