CIT Announces Virginia’s Fall 2013 SBIR/STTR Training Schedule

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Six workshops planned to help with SBIR/STTR Application and other funding opportunities.


Center for Innovative Technology

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the Fall 2013 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Training Schedule.

SBIR and STTR grants provide $150,000 to $1 million in early-stage research and development funding for high risk, new technology development. Eleven participating federal agencies use this program to fund early-stage technology development that will help them meet their missions.

There are six SBIR/STTR events planned for the fall. The low-cost workshops are presented by leading SBIR/STTR consultants, who work with hundreds of companies each year.

  • Introduction to CIT Funding Sources

September 18, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Blacksburg, Va. (11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m.)
This free session provides an introduction to CIT GAP Funds and SBIR/STTR support programs; federal SBIR/STTR programs; and the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF).

  • NASA & Department of Energy SBIR/STTR Tips Session

September 30, 2013, McLean, Va. (8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
This session provides insight into the NASA and DOE SBIR/STTR programs, proposal development tips, updates on their programs, details on their next solicitations and insights from reps from each agency.

  • NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Workshop

October 1, 2013, Charlottesville, Va. (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
This session is a National Institute of Health-focused workshop that provides all the details you need to know to plan, write and submit an effective NIH SBIR/STTR grant. Registrants are encouraged to also attend the Oct. 2 Budget Prep and Commercialization Planning Workshop at the same location.

  • NIH Budget Prep and Commercialization Planning Workshop

October 2, 2013, Charlottesville, Va. (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
This special SBIR/STTR Budget Prep and Commercialization Planning workshop focuses on two often-overlooked keys to success in SBIR/STTR applications.

  • SBIR/STTR Proposal Workshop

October 3, 2013, Blacksburg, Va. (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
This special session will present an SBIR/STTR overview of all agencies, including proposal planning, writing, and submission tips for all 11 agencies.

  • SBIR/STTR Budget Prep and Commercialization Planning Workshop

October 4, 2013, Blacksburg, Va. (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Budgeting and Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR are often overlooked and done at the last minute, but these are very important components of an effective proposal.

CIT leads the efforts in the Commonwealth of Virginia to support the SBIR/STTR community through low-cost training, free mentoring, specialized referrals and “Phase 0” grants that can help companies hire a professional SBIR/STTR consultant.

For more information, please visit Please direct any questions to Robert Brooke, at robert.brooke[at]cit[dot]org or (703) 689-3080.

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Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been Virginia’s primary driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. CIT accelerates the next generation of technology and technology companies through commercialization, capital formation, market development and revenue generation services. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. CIT’s CAGE Code is 1UP71. To learn more, please visit Follow CIT on Twitter @CITorg and add the Center for Innovative Technology on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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