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Workshop Offered for Writing Competitive Federal Technology Grant Proposals

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2010
Contact: Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608-267-9661

MADISON - Entrepreneurs, technology-based companies, and researchers planning to apply for federal Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants will want to attend a workshop entitled Writing a Competitive National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR Research Proposal, to be held at webinars on February 16, 18 and 23 from 9:00 - 11:00 am via the internet, and at classroom sessions February 23 through March 30, 2010 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave, Madison, WI.

"If you're seeking federal investments to support internal research and development projects for top-line growth, and want to learn how to write a successful proposal, you should attend this workshop," said Department of Commerce Secretary Richard J. Leinenkugel.

NIH, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

Participants can learn from Pat Dillon and Laura Baranowski, successful SBIR/STTR grant and business development experts, to navigate and understand the process of writing a competitive research proposal.. They have years of experience working with companies on federal research and development opportunities and can significantly improve your chances of winning an award.

Registration Information

The program fee of $150 includes instruction, program materials and refreshments. Please bring a WiFi enabled laptop computer to class. Register at this secure website.

The SBIR/STTR training is part of the Wiscontrepreneur Initiative, made possible in part by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and administered by the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations.

The SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration (SBA). All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Program Coordinator, SBDC, 975 University Ave., Suite 3260, Madison, WI 53706, 608-263-9675. An EEO/AA employer, the University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.