SBIR/STTR Workshop: Proposal Development — Oct 21 & 22

Please join us for an intensive, two-day SBIR/STTR workshop focused on proposal development. Each year the SBIR/STTR federal program provides billions of dollars in non-dilutive grant funding to US small businesses to advance and commercialize game-changing technologies.

Winning awards in this highly competitive federal program requires strategic proposals and a thorough understanding of the funding agencies’ goals. Nationally recognized SBIR/STTR expert, Lisa Kurek, will provide detailed instruction on developing competitive proposals for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Dept. of Defense (DoD) SBIR/STTR programs. NIH will be the primary focus.

Substantial reference materials highlighting each day’s topics will be provided to help guide your future proposals.

Who Should Attend: CT-based entrepreneurs interested in SBIR/STTR funding. The workshop is free of charge and a light lunch will be provided. Please register today since attendees will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis and we expect full capacity.


In addition to basic information about SBIR/STTR, Lisa will cover the mission, features and technology areas of the three agencies,
strategies for targeting your proposal to meet reviewers’ expectations, how to approach development of the your proposal, tips on navigating the submission process, and more.


Lisa will focus on essential commercialization strategies that could make or break your proposal. Short presentations highlighting Connecticut Innovations’ BioScience, SBIR/STTR and CTNext funding initiatives will also be included. The afternoon will consist of one-on-one meetings to discuss your company’s technologies and funding goals.


UConn Health Center Cell and Genome Sciences Building
Edmund and Arlene Grossman Auditorium
400 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Non UConn attendee parking is available in Area 3 only.