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SBIR Sprint Sessions: Customer Discovery Plan, Commercialization Plan, Letters of Support

Event Type
EnterpriseWorks, Research Park
wifi event
Apr 28, 2021   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Cathy McArthur
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Join us on Wednesday, April 28 from 12-1pm for the second of four SBIR Sprint Sessions. This session will discuss Customer Discovery Plan, Commercialization Plan, Letters of Support.


The federal government seeks small high technology firms with the R&D capabilities, internal and external, to deliver a technologically advanced solution for problems. It is vitally important to understand this landscape before investing time and money to seek funding.


The FAST Center at the University of Illinois, is running a SBIR/STTR sprint, in order to enhance the number, quality, and diversity of applicants throughout the state of Illinois. Through this SBIR/STTR sprint, companies will learn what makes the process different as well as how to build a competitive proposal package. Teams will watch half hour lectures, work in collaborative workshops, and submit materials each week for review.


Register for any of the four SBIR Sprint sessions HERE; all four are recommended.


All Session Topics

Session 1: April 21, 2021: Overview and Checklist, Topic Selection, Value Proposition (SBIR 101 Basics), SBIR readiness

Session 2: April 28: Customer Discovery Plan, Commercialization Plan, Letters of Support

Session 3: May 5: Budgeting, Proposal Workplan, Formatting and Graphics

Session 4: May 12: Technical Objectives, Key Personnel, Principal Investigator Selection, Phase 2


If you have questions, or need accommodations for this event, please contact Cathy McArthur at

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