SBIR NIH Solicitation Now Open

Program Solicitation PHS 2014-1SBIR logo has been published.  The closing date is November 13, 2013.  So now is the perfect time to attend the upcoming SBIR Phase II workshop hosted by PortTech and presented by Dr. Marie Talnack.  The workshop will be held at the PortTech Training Center in San Pedro on Sept 20, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  The workshop will focus on the development of the commercialization plan, the cornerstone of a successful Phase II proposal.

The workshop will feature a presentation by Robert Vinson, Assistant Program Manager, NIH SBIR/STTR Program Office, Office of Extramural Programs/Research, NIH, DHHS.  These interactive sessions with SBIR project personnel are unique to the Phase II workshops conducted by Dr. Talnack.

Attendance at these workshops is limited to 20 participants.  And participating companies are encouraged and offered incentives to bring a team to the workshop.   A single seat registration for the workshop is $225.  Discounts are available for teams of 2, 3 or 4 from the same company or organization.   Additional details can be found at  PortTechLA SBIR Phase II Workshop or call our office at 310.519.1801 to register.


• Technology-based entrepreneurs

• Small innovative companies seeking funding

• University researchers commercializing technology

• Phase I and Phase II Teams


• Live presentations and Q&A from federal agency program managers

• Specific preparation for developing the commercialization plan

• Access to investors, letters of support, partnerships with PortTechLA

• Instructions for journal entries for IP, reports and project management

• Tips and tricks for preparing a winning proposal

• Sample workplans, resumes, proposals, and endorsements

• Key submittal data for the eleven Federal agencies

• In-depth understanding of SBIR/STTR scoring criteria

• Focus on the development of the commercialization plan


PortTech Los Angeles ( is a commercialization center and incubation program dedicated to creating sustainable technologies for ports and beyond. We bring together entrepreneurs, strategic partners and investors to accelerate innovation, advance clean technologies and create economic opportunities. We promote and develop technologies that enable enterprises to meet their environmental, energy, security and transportation goals. PortTech Los Angeles, part of the Clean Tech Los Angeles Initiative, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a cooperative effort of the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Los Angeles, and the San Pedro and Wilmington business communities.