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SBIR/STTR Webinar: Prep for Meetings with SBIR/STTR Federal Agency Program Managers

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Illinois FAST Center
Apr 30, 2024   1:00 - 2:00 pm   Central Time
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Illinois FAST Center

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, April 30.

This session will focus on tips and guidance for how to make the most of a 15 minute meeting with a SBIR/STTR federal agency program manager. Our presenter, Roland Garton, will also lead teams through how to complete a quad chart – a tool that helps to facilitate discussion during your meeting. Startup and small business teams will have an opportunity to request up to four 1:1 meetings at the upcoming America’s Seed Fund Road Tour visit to Illinois on July 17. A completed quad chart is required of teams requesting those meetings.

Our presenter, Roland Garton, is the President and Lead Consultant of Garton Consulting Services, Inc. He has over four decades of experience with grant development, government contracting, program and project management, training and documentation, and program administration. Roland has written and advised on scores of successful SBIR proposals worth several million dollars. He has also managed several projects resulting from successful SBIR proposals. In addition, he helps startups get up and running with bookkeeping and timekeeping systems, invoices and Incurred Cost Proposals, and preparation of federal audits.  

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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