OMAHA – For many small businesses engaged in innovation and developing new technologies, products or services, securing funding for this endeavor can be one of the most difficult processes to go through; however, an upcoming workshop from the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) on federal research grant proposals is designed to help small businesses to navigate the difficulties of funding and to increase the chances of getting funded through these programs.
The workshop, titled “Funding American Innovation: SBIR/STTR Explained,” looks at the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding process and will be held Wednesday, March 25, at the Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.
The session will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 7 a.m.
The workshop will be led by Jim Greenwood from Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc., which is a nationally recognized consulting resource for SBIR and small business incubators.
Those attending will learn key strategies to get their proposal funded, learn how to communicate your idea effectively, get insider tips and winning proposal strategies and learn how to prepare budgets for SBIR/STTR proposals. In addition, workshop attendees will get one SBIR/STTR Phase I proposal reviewed by Jim Greenwood at no cost.
Tickets for the event are just $21.50 until Saturday, Feb. 28, for Nebraska attendees or $62.50 for businesses looking to attend based outside of Nebraska. Beginning March 1, prices move to $52.50 for Nebraska attendees and $103.50 for those outside of Nebraska.
Those interested can register here: http://nbdc.unomaha.edu/technology-commercialization/events.cfm.
For questions, please contact Marisol Uribe Rodriguez, SBIR/STTR Program Director, at 402.554.6270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1977 the Nebraska Business Development Center has been providing management and technical assistance to businesses in Nebraska. The Nebraska Business Development Center is a department of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Both the NBDC and CBA are both located in Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St., Omaha, Neb.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.