Navigating SBIR/STTR Commercialization Grants: The Process, The Agency, and The Award

Educational Seminar Series 2007-2008

Navigating SBIR/STTR Commercialization Grants:
the Process, the Agency & the Award

SBIR and STTR grants are non-dilutional, early stage funds that are available to all small businesses in every sector. These grants not only help fund your business but can also help you qualify for  awards from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, provide credibility and validate your project for many other early funding opportunities.

SBIR and STTR grants offer multi-phase financing and are available from a variety of agencies covering multiple disciplines. However, due to ever-changing demands and rising competition, applicants with better understanding of the process and requirements stand a better chance to receive these funds.

The seminar will host a panel of experts representing different points of view, that will help you learn which grants are available, how to apply and what you can do to increase your probability to succeed.

Moderator: Jeffrey R. Harder, JD,
Attorney at Law and Managing Shareholder, Wisntead PC


Kumar Krishen, Ph.D.
Lead Technologist, NASA Johnson Space Center

Deborah Mansfield 
Director, Life Sciences Program, Houston Technology Center;

Associate Director, Gulf Coast RCIC

Oliver Murphy, Ph.D.
President, Lynntech, Inc.
SBIR/STTR Awardee 

In addition, the following past winners of SBIR awards will participate and share their experiences related to different sectors and agencies:
Yasmin Wadia, MD, Chairman & CEO, Laser Tissue Welding Inc.
Daniel J. Monticello, Ph.D., President, Molecular LogiX, Inc.
Larry L. Gadeken, Ph.D., President, BetaBatt, Inc.

Follow Up Workshop:
Following the seminar, HTC will hold workshops that will provide an opportunity for interaction with awardees, agency and sector-specific experts for further in-depth discussion. Panelists will be joined by additional awardees for networking and Q&A in a more informal setting.

Registration for the workshops is required - space is limited.
Baylor College of Medicine - Baylor Licensing Group
Gulf Coast Medical Device Manufacturers
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
Rice University - Office of Technology Transfer
University of Houston - Small Business Development Center Network


Educational Seminar only (7:00 - 9:00 AM):
$30 for Technology Champions / $35 all others

Educational Seminar AND Workshop (7:00 - 10:00 AM):
$40 for
Technology Champions / $45 all others

Registration and Networking:  7:00 - 7:30 AM
Seminar Program:                      7:30 - 9:00 AM
Workshop (optional):                9:00 - 10:00 AM   

Special Thanks to the '07-'08 Educational Seminar Series / Technology Champions Sponsors:

Aquinas & AlphaDev
Aramco Services Company
Direct Energy
DFJ Mercury
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
GOW & Partners
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston Angel Network
Houston Business Journal
Houston Wellness Association
Mayer Brown LLP
PKF Texas
Pierpont Communications, Inc.
180 Connect Inc.

Organizer Sue Moore


Fri, Nov. 30, 2007
7 a.m. - 10 a.m. US/Central


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