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FAST Center at Illinois SBIR/STTR 101: Overview of the SBIR/STTR Program

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Illinois FAST Center
Sep 27, 2022   2:00 - 3:00 pm  
Heidi C. Platt of Platinum Grants & Proposals, LLC
FREE. Registration Required.
Cheri Soliday
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Join our team of SBIR experts and the FAST (Federal and State Technology) Center of Illinois for an SBIR/STTR 101 event from 2:00-3:00pm on Tuesday, September 27.

This one-hour introduction to the SBIR/STTR program will address the difference between SBIR and STTR, the three-phase program, the types of projects funded, eligibility, participating federal agencies, success rate statistics, and proposal preparation expectations (choosing a topic and Phase I proposal elements).

Our presenter will be Heidi C. Platt of Platinum Grants & Proposals, LLC, a member of the FAST Center of Illinois consultant team. Heidi has been providing consulting services since 2007 to businesses and inventors seeking SBIR/STTR grant funding, having helped clients develop over $75M in grant applications. Heidi's expertise includes proposal development for the following federal agencies: USDA, DOD, DOE, HHS, NASA, and NSF. Prior to forming Platinum, Heidi served as PI for NASA Phase I and II SBIR projects.

This is a free, virtual event, but registration is required. The link to the webinar will be emailed to you upon completion of your registration.

After the presentation, teams will have the opportunity to ask questions from the FAST team.

Office Hours are also available weekly. 

For more information and how to access more resources, visit the FAST Center at Illinois website. This program is open to all entrepreneurs in the State of Illinois seeking to access SBIR/STTR grant funding. 

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

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