SBIR/STTR Workshop – April 23, PortTech Los Angeles


Each year the federal government awards technology grants to companies like yours to conduct research and develop innovations for the government. You can then convert the funded research project into commercial business opportunities. Attend this workshop to learn how to write successful proposals to any of the 11 government agencies that run Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Upcoming scheduled solicitations: National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense.


Who should attend

  • Technology-based entrepreneurs
  • Small innovative companies seeking funding
  • University researchers commercializing technology

What you’ll receive

  • Up-to-date SBIR/STTR information
  • Key submittal dates for all 11 federal agency applications
  • Additional resources and guidelines for proposal preparation
  • In-depth understanding of the SBIR scoring systems
  • Personalized match of funding topics with your technology
  • Sample workplans, resumes and letters of support
  • Tips and tricks for preparing a winning proposal
  • One-on-one technical and financial consulting

Register in advance:  SBIR/STTR Phase 1 Workshop

Fee: $89/individual, $149/company (up to 3 participants)


Presented by PortTech LA and Talnack & Associates

About Marie Talnack, Ph.D.

Marie Talnack’s career in technology transfer and business development has spanned over 25 years since the SBIR and STTR programs were first established. She has worked at four research universities and two national research laboratories as well as her own consulting firm established in 1991.

Working with more than 300 companies, she has assisted in the development of over 500 technical proposals and grants which have been leveraged into $60 million in private capital funding. She is a winner of the SBA and National Science Foundation’s Tibbetts SBIR Advocate of the Year award and holds a Doctorate in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Southern California, MBA in Finance and Marketing, and Masters in International Management.

About PortTech Los Angeles

PortTech Los Angeles, a commercialization center and incubation program, promotes and develops companies with technologies that enable enterprises and consumers to meet their immediate and future environmental, energy, security and logistics goals. PortTechLA is an integral part of the Clean Tech Los Angeles Initiative, a founding member of the Business Incubation Network of Southern California and is a member of the National Business Incubation Association. The incubator is located adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles in the heart of the San Pedro Business Improvement and Arts, Culture and Entertainment Districts.