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SBIR/STTR Webinar: Preparing for Phase II Before Phase I Proposal

Event Type
Illinois FAST Center
Aug 22, 2023   1:00 - 2:00 pm   Central Time
Registration Required
Cheri Soliday

Join our team of SBIR experts and the FAST (Federal and State Technology) Center of Illinois for an SBIR/STTR webinar event from 1:00-2:00pm on Tuesday, August 22. 

Set your company up for a successful future by looking toward a Phase II proposal (and beyond) from the very beginning. Teams that look toward their long-term goals from the beginning are more successful than those that scramble just to prepare their Phase I proposal. This session will discuss topics including identifying the areas of weakness on your team and how to fill the gaps, long term technology development goals and required resources (capital, regulatory, manufacturing, marketing, etc.), building strategic partnerships early on, and developing IP and commercialization plans from the beginning.

Our presenter will be Shelley Maves, an SBIR/STTR expert and a member of the Illinois FAST Center leadership team. Shelley brings a very successful background in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries to her FAST Center role – having served as a technical consultant for large pharmaceutical companies as well as a healthcare startup. Shelley has also been an entrepreneur, co-founding a startup company with technology that spun out of Baxter Healthcare, where she also started her career in exploratory research. Under Shelley’s leadership as Director of Research, the startup was successfully awarded SBIR funding from NIH, which sparked her passion for assisting other entrepreneurs to become successful in obtaining this flavor of funding. In addition to her FAST Center role, Shelley serves biomedical and pharmaceutical industry clients as a Principal Consultant with BioPhia Consulting, Inc.  

After the presentation, teams will have the opportunity to ask questions from the FAST team. Office Hours are also available by signing up online

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. Recording Notice: By registering for this webinar, you acknowledge and agree that it will be recorded and shared online for public viewing.

For more information and how to access more resources, visit the FAST Center at Illinois website

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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