Regional SBIR/STTR Workshop - Houston

Learn how to successfully submit competitive research proposals

8:30 - 9:00      Arrival and Check In

9:00 - 11:00    Welcome and Introduction

  • Introduction and SBIR/STTR Program Overview – Ray Friesenhahn, SBIR & Technology Transition Manager, TechLink
     
  • SBIR/STTR Program Overview
    •  General program overview and goals
    • SBIR/STTR as alternative financing for start-up or new product development
    • Current program status and eligibility issues
    • Agency participation and general agency differences
    • Nature and timing of SBIR and STTR solicitations
    • Grants vs. Contracts, Line vs. Peer reviews
    • Partnering and commercialization/transition strategies
    • Example of successful company timeline
    • General proposal requirements and approach
    • Government contracting and accounting perspective
    • Key resources

11:00 - 11:20  Networking Break

11:20 - 12:15 Panel Discussion: SBIR Success Factors

  • Featuring representatives from local SBIR/STTR funded companies discussing their experiences and successes, along with university representatives to discuss research partnering opportunities

12:15 - 1:00    Networking Lunch

1:00 - 2:10      Focus on Phase III and Commercialization/Transition – Ray Friesenhahn

  • Importance of Commercialization Strategy for Phase I & II
  • Federal follow-on funding and procurement advantages
  • Follow-on investment and company acquisition advantages
  • Intellectual Property, Government Rights, and SBIR Data Rights
  • Key aspects of Lifestyle vs. Growth companies, Success vs. Failure
  • Company/technology development examples

2:10 - 2:30      Discussion: Working with Prime Contractors

  • A representative from a major Prime Contractor will discuss the value in partnering with Primes, what they’re looking for in small business capabilities, and examples of small business partnerships, including Mentor-Protégé. 

2:30 - 2:45      Break

2:45 - 4:00     Approaches to Successful Proposal Development

  • Specific Agency Proposal Requirements
  • In-depth DoD SBIR Proposal Approach
    • Background Research
    • TPOC Contact
    • Contacting, partnering with Primes
    • Proposal content
  • Review of Sample Proposals

Pricing: 

$49 – preregistration closes Noon, Monday December 12th

$35 – HTC Client & Graduate companies – contact Ruby Ramirez at 713-658-1750

 

 

Supporting organizations:

Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities

Houston Technology Center

Greater Houston Partnership

Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship

 

Main contact for organization coordinating the event (agenda, etc).

Doug Lewin
Good Company Associates
512-279-0753
512.203 5405 cell
dlewin@goodcompanyassociates.com

Speaker Ray Friesenhahn
Senior Technology Manager, SBIR Outreach Manager, Montana State University TechLink rayf@montana.edu, 406-994-7726 Ray Friesenhahn, Senior Technology Manager, has been involved in technology transfer at TechLink since 1997, specializing in cooperative R&D partnerships. Ray manages TechLink’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and technology transition assistance programs. Under his direction, TechLink’s DoD ...

Senior Technology Manager, SBIR Outreach Manager, Montana State University TechLink rayf@montana.edu, 406-994-7726
Ray Friesenhahn, Senior Technology Manager, has been involved in technology transfer at TechLink since 1997, specializing in cooperative R&D partnerships. Ray manages TechLink’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and technology transition assistance programs. Under his direction, TechLink’s DoD SBIR assistance program has expanded to 12 western states. Ray also has developed innovative state-supported programs to assist Montana companies with all federal agency SBIR programs. His work was recognized in 2007 with a prestigious National Tibbetts’ Award for “Outstanding Contributions to the SBIR Program.” Previously, Ray conducted technology transfer for NASA for several years at the Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center. He also spent ten years conducting R&D in the defense industry and has been involved with several private sector start-ups. Ray has a BS degree in physics and an MBA (entrepreneurship focus) from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Certified Licensing Professional.

Full Description
Organizer Deborah Mansfield
713-658-1750

When

Wed, Dec. 14, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Central

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Where

Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce Street
Houston, TX 77002