An Introduction to the SBIR Program: Using Government Money to Fund Your R&D

Friday, May 2 2014
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This event was posted by Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI)

Location: Gateway Park, 60 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA 01605

The Federal SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Program is a $2.4 billion federal R&D grant program to help small businesses engage in R&D with potential for commercialization.  The seminar is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue proposal development, and to begin efforts to secure SBIR funding.

At this free seminar you will learn from experts:Program Overview

  • Program History and Award Statistics
  • Program Eligibility Requirements
  • Basic Tips and Hints
  • Resources Available to Assist

What You’ll Come Away With:

  • An introductory understanding of the SBIR program
  •  An understanding of the overall process to seek SBIR grants
  • Federal agency sources of funding
  • Tools to help you prepare a strategic plan prior to proposal preparation
  • Government accounting system requirements for SBIR contracts

Optional Light Lunch to follow seminar...


Kevin O’Sullivan - President & CEO, MBI, Worcester, MA

Mark Rice, PhD -Vice Provost for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, WPI, Worcester, MA

Our Presenters:  

Dan Lilly, Jr. - Government Sales Advisor,  Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Fall River, MA

Natalie S. Rudolph, PhD, Rudolph Biomedical Consulting, Boylston, MA

Jacob N. (Jesse) Erlich - Partner, Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston, MA

Arthur Martin - Senior Business Advisor, Technology Specialist, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, Central Regional Office at Clark University, Worcester, MA

Mike Gitlen, CPA, Peter Witts CPA, PC, Dracut, MA


About the Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI):

Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI) is a private, independent economic development organization dedicated to job creation and innovative healthcare throughout Massachusetts by promoting the growth of start-up biomedical companies. MBI offers support to creative entrepreneurs with sound scientific business plans. Through its MBI Incubator facilities located in Worcester, MBI lowers barriers to success for emerging companies by providing cost-effective, high quality laboratory space and support services. MBI is committed to collaborating with the academic, business and government communities to promote Massachusetts as the world leader in the life science industry.

About Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC):

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC) is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development under Cooperative Agreement No. SBAHQ-14-B-0001 through the University of Massachusetts Amherst. SBDCs are a program supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration and extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. SBA cannot endorse any products, opinions or services of any external parties or activities. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  For further information, contact MSBDC Network at (508) 793-7615.

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