SBIR Workshop at Illinois State University

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Date(s) - April 12, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Illinois State University, Bone Student Center, 3rd Floor West Lounge


SBIR Workshop - Small Business Innovation Research

SBIR Workshop at Illinois State University

Presented by: Roland Garton, Garton Consulting Services (see bio below)

Illinois State University — Bone Student CenterThird Floor West Lounge
200 N. University St. · Normal, Illinois

April 12 · 10am to 2pm
Registration and Agenda — Registration is required. There is no cost to attend. An existing startup company is not required to participate.
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Gain info and insight on how to prepare a strong proposal for SBIR grant funds. Awards range from $150K to $1M in capital to explore tech potential, feasibility, or prototype. As long as they meet terms of funding, recipients retain full ownership and IP and do not have to repay funds. Workshop will begin with an overview session, followed by more in-depth material, and conclude with scheduled one-on-one sessions. Participants are welcome to join for any portion of the workshop. Download Workshop Flyer

Agenda topics include:

  • Who is eligible?
  • What makes for a good application?
  • SBIR/STTR, phases, agencies/types
  • Agency specific grant application tips
  • Where to find help and resources
  • Q&A opportunities
  • Option for brief, one-on-one sessions to discuss research or proposal ideas

Workshop will be followed by scheduled individual sessions that begin as early as 2:00pm. Individual sessions are optional, have limited capacity, and are available on a first-scheduled basis.

This SBIR workshop is organized by the Illinois University Incubator Network which is led by EnterpriseWorks at the University of Illinois Research Park. Funding support for this workshop is provided by grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

Roland GartonRoland Garton is President & Lead Consultant for Garton Consulting Services, Inc. and He has over three decades of experience with grant development, government contracting, program and project management, training and documentation, and program administration.

Garton has written and advised on scores of SBIR proposals worth several million dollars to 9 of the 11 federal SBIR-granting agencies. He is an SBIR workshop leader and national I-Corps participant, and has managed several projects resulting from successful SBIR proposals. In addition, he has set up bookkeeping and timekeeping systems for many SBIR recipients, prepared invoices and Incurred Cost Proposals, and has helped navigate multiple companies through federal audits, many of them conducted by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).