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  • johndmo 3:17 pm on June 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Commercialization Plan, , PortTech, , Small Business Innovation Research, Small Business Technology Transfer Research, ,   

    Marie Talnack Leads SBIR Phase II Workshop – June 20th, Los Angeles 

    Marie TalnackSuccess with winning SBIR/STTR grants is a directly related to the quality of the proposed research and ability to stand-out from other applications.  This Phase II Workshop will cover the particulars of Phase II grants and focus on preparation of the Commercialization Plan – a key component of the proposal.  And this workshop will feature live presentations from NSF SBIR Program Director Dr. Ben Schrag and Frank Barros, SBIR Program Analyst from DHS.

    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.

    What:  SBIR Phase II Workshop with emphasis on the Commercialization Plan

    Where:  PortTech Los Angeles Training Center, 302 W. 5th Street, Ste 203, San Pedro, CA.  90731

    When:  June 20th, 2013, 9 AM – 3 PM

    Cost:  $225 per person with significant discounts for teams.

    Register:  Please call PortTech Los Angeles at 310.519.1801

    Seating for this workshop is limited to make sure that the participants get their questions and concerns addressed directly.  Advanced registration is required.

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  • johndmo 4:15 pm on June 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , PortTech, , , , Tech Transfer,   

    Los Angeles SBIR STTR Workshops 

    SBIR logoEarlier this year PortTech Los Angeles introduced a series of SBIR/STTR Workshops for university researchers, small business owners and entrepreneurs applying for government grants from the 11 Federal Agencies participating in the  Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Tech Transfer Research programs.  The Agencies participating in the program that grants over $2B annually include:  Agriculture, Commerce (NOAA and NIST), Defense, Education, Energy, EPA, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, NASA, NSF and Transportation.

    Upcoming Workshops:

    • SBIR Phase II – June 20th
    • SBIR/STTR Phase I – July 19th
    • SBIR Phase III – November (TBD) – Invitation Only

    The Workshops are presented by Dr. Marie Talnack at the PortTech Training Center in San Pedro, CA.  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

    The SBIR program provides funding to small, high-tech businesses to research, design, develop, and test new technology ideas related to specific needs defined in competitive solicitations floated by the federal agencies. The program stimulates technological innovation by funding new ideas that would not otherwise be funded, and helps introduce small business solutions into the market and to meet a wide range of Government research priorities, from national defense and renewable energy systems to new medical or educational solutions.

    To participate, a company must:

    • Be a small business with 500 or fewer employees
    • Be independently owned and operated
    • Be organized for profit
    • Have its principal place of business in the United States
    • Be at least 51 percent owned by U.S. citizens or lawfully admitted permanent resident aliens

    In addition:

    • The primary employment of the principal investigator must be with the small business
    • The proposing firm must perform at least 2/3rd of the R&D work in Phase I and at least 1/2 in Phase II

    Workshop Attendees 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, sample proposals resumes and letters of support
    • Tips and tricks for preparing a winning proposal
    • One-on-one technical and financial consulting

    Advanced Registration for the workshops is required.

    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.

     
  • johndmo 10:15 am on June 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Antea Group, , , Nrgtek, PortTech, siloxane, soil vapor extraction   

    PortTech Forum – Ingenious Clean Tech Solutions for Dirty Situations 

    PortTech EXPO.pngThe next PortTech Forum at Los Angeles Harbor College will be June 11, 2013 at 10AM – noon.  The event will feature presentations by Antea Group’s Phil Gilchrist, Subra Iyer of Nrgtek, BrandZing’s Rick Plumley presents “Building Your Brand’s Recognition, Value & Equity Online”  and the usual announcements and great networking.

    Phil will be talking about the Group’s patented ECO-SVE –  Enhanced Concentrating Oxygen Soil Vapor Extraction system that effectively and safely treats polluted and compromised soil and groundwater through a recirculating process that doesn’t produce any atmospheric emissions.  ECO-SVE is a tested and proven technology used to successfully clean chemically impacted sites.  The system is currently being used at several gas stations here in Southern California.

    Nrgtek, a PortTech Client, will give us an update on their siloxane sequestration system for the Ventura Regional Sanitation District.  Siloxane is present in gases emitted from landfills as a byproduct of decomposition.  When the methane is burned off, the siloxane in the gas mixture are fed to generators where it reacts with Oxygen and creates a grit that harms heat exchangers, turbines, engines and other parts of the generators.  The common treatment is to filter the siloxane with an activated carbon method that is expensive and requires constant replenishment.  Nrgtek’s filtering system reduces the siloxane in the gas from 40 ppm to about 1 ppm – extending the life of the carbon filters and reducing damage to critical generator parts at a fraction of the cost of other treatment solutions.

    What:  Ingenious Clean Tech Solutions for Dirty Situations

    Where:  Los Angeles Harbor College

    When:  June 11, 10 AM – noon

    Who should attend:  Entrepreneurs, engineers, technologists, inventors, business executives, investors, service providers, community leaders and trade and transportation professionals.

    How much:  $25

    Registration:  PortTech Forum

    PortTech Los Angeles (http://www.porttechla.org), 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 in 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 a cooperative effort of the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Los Angeles and the business communities of San Pedro and Wilmington. It is located adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles in the heart of the San Pedro Business Improvement and Arts, Culture and Entertainment Districts.

     
  • johndmo 4:08 pm on April 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Applications, , PortTech, , , , ,   

    SBIR Rule Changes for 2013 

    Earlier this year the Small Business Administration published a rules update for companies responding to solicitation for the $2.4B SBIR program for 2012 – Federal Register.  The size rule update was a key component of the recent SBIR Reauthorization Legislation, and it took effect on January 28, 2013.

    Last spring SBA issued a proposed rule, and solicited public comment and feedback on the rule.  We received robust feedback, and incorporated that into the final rule. There are several major changes from the proposed rule to the final rule, including: timing of eligibility, VC Participation in STTR, ownership and affiliation.  For those interested in the details of the changes, the preamble to the final rule spells out the feedback we heard and all of the changes that we made.

    A basic requirement for any application to the government grant programs is understanding the  processes, procedures and rules for completing proposals.  The key to a successful application is to follow the instructions and provide an effective presentation of the proposed research.  And the best way to make sure that the rules are followed and the presentation meets the needs of the 11 Federal agencies participating in the SBIR program is to attend a workshop.

    PortTech Los Angeles will be hosting a Phase 1 SBIR Workshop April 23rd in our Training Center in San Pedro.  The session be conducted by Marie Talnack, PhD – a recognized leader in the development and submittal of SBIR/STTR applications.  This one day workshop will provide researchers, entrepreneurs and small businesses with:

    • 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

    Researchers, Entrepreneurs or small companies planning on submitting applications for this funding cycle are encouraged to register today.  Seating is limited.

     

     
  • johndmo 6:00 pm on April 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Hive Lighting, Los Angeles Harbor College, P2S, PortTech   

    P2S Engineering and Hive Lighting at April 16 PortTech Forum 

    PortTech EXPO.pngEric Jacobs, PE, at P2S Engineering and Robert Rutherford, CEO, of Hive Lighting headline the April Forum at Los Angeles Harbor College (10AM – noon).  Stan Tomsic, Executive Director, will launch the local kick-off to the 2013 Cleantech Open.  April’s PortTech Forum should be an informative and entertaining morning of disruptive technology, large clean infrastructure engineering and the drive to recruit local entrepreneurs for CTO’s $1M business competition.

    Registration is now open:  Bright Ideas in Sustainable Infrastructure

    P2S is a well know and respected engineering firm providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and data design services with an emphasis on energy, conservation and green building practices.  Hive Lighting is the developer of advanced energy efficient lighting solutions for stage, studio and entertainment venues. The Cleantech Open is the largest, longest running business accelerator program with global reach.

    What:  PortTech Forum

    Where: Los Angeles Harbor College

    When:  April 16, 2013, 10 AM – noon

    Cost:  $25 in advance

     

     
  • johndmo 8:48 pm on March 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Open House, PortTech   

    PortTech Los Angeles Open House – Mar 26, 8:00 – 10:30 AM 

    PortTech-logo-largeOPEN HOUSE

    If you haven’t seen PortTechLA lately, you haven’t seen PortTechLA!

    We’re now up and running in our new facility in downtown San Pedro, adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles. With office space for staff and client entrepreneurs, conference/meeting rooms, and workshop/training facilities, PortTechLA is ready for the next phase of growth.

    Please join us on Tuesday, March 26 to check out our new space; meet the PortTechLA staff; peruse client exhibits; and network with entrepreneurs, investors, local port and business executives, and community leaders.

    Good pastries, good coffee and good conversation — we hope to see you there!

     

    RSVP:  PortTech Los Angeles
    Tuesday, March 26, 8 – 10:30 am

    PortTechLA
    302 W. 5th St.
    Suite 201
    San Pedro, CA  90731

    Limited parking in the lot behind the building or free 2-hour street parking is available.

     

     
  • johndmo 12:35 am on December 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , PortTech, SBA, , ,   

    SBIR Workshop, Jan 17, 2013 at PortTech Los Angeles 

    SBIR/STTR consultant and Tibbetts Award Winner Marie Talnack, PhD will be holding a focused, hands-on workshop for small business executives submitting SBIR/STTR proposals next year. In 2009, the Federal government provided over $2.5 B funding for early stage technology development.  Eleven agencies participate in the program.

    This workshop is intended for companies that are actively seeking SBIR or STTR Funding.  The program includes an overview of SBIR funding and scoring, research, planning, partnering, technology, budgeting, teaming and submittal.

    The workshop will be held at the PortTech Los Angeles offices in SanPedro on Jan 17th, 2013.  Further details will be forthcoming.

     
  • johndmo 3:30 pm on November 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Global Eco Soil Solutions, , PortTech, , success,   

    The Broad Spectrum of Clean Tech Solutions 

    Tuesday morning the PortTech Forum featured presentations by companies addressing two environmental challenges in unique ways.  Total Transportation Services, Inc. and their partner Vision Motors introduced their zero greenhouse gas (CO, CO2, NOx) emission Class 8 truck. It is not a Zero Emission Vehicle technically, as the H2 used in the fuel cells that power a Siemens electric motor produce water as a byproduct of combustion.    A solution commensurate to the problem – a complex, local and hugely expensive problem requiring sophisticated, local expensive technology to reduce environmental impacts of our trade dependent economic activities.

    At the other end of the spectrum is the work of Global Eco Soil Solutions,  inventor of  the EarthMister – a subsurface aerating and irrigating system that addresses a mundane though significant issue of conserving water and improving yields or production in orchards, crops, lawns and commercial properties.  By burying the water delivery system and using pressure to aerate and dispense water closer to the root system results in healthier, more abundant foliage – grasses, plants and trees.

    This might seem trivial in comparison to reducing the emission of GHGs , but access, conservation and wise use of resources is vitally important.   In California, we are seeing what has happened with water.  A resource that was once cheap and abundant has become precious and scarce because it can’t serve all of our competing needs – environmental, social and economic. 

    Among the reasons that working with clean tech entrepreneurs and start-ups is exciting and interesting is the sheer numbers and types of problems to be solved.  Generally we see that the magnitude of the problem requires an equivalent scale of solution – i.e., expensive problems require costly solutions and complex problems are solved with elaborate contraptions.  The scale of the solution often reflects the nature of the problem.  None of this should be surprising.  What is brought into stark relief by today’s event was the range of problems and variety of solutions.  It is sometimes easy to get caught up in the huge and audacious like a the H2 powered Class 8 near zero emission vehicle that TTSI brought to the event.  It is good to be reminded that we also have issues that only require the simple and effective like placing water and air jets underground.  A great space for finding opportunities for start-up success with invention at one end of the spectrum, conservation at the other.

     
  • johndmo 6:55 pm on November 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , PortTech, , Water Conservation   

    Global Eco Soil Solutions at PortTech Forum – Nov 13, 10 AM, LA Harbor College 

    The November PortTech Forum includes Global Eco Soil Solutions presenting their innovative subsurface irrigation system – EarthMister.  The EarthMister is installed horizontally six to eight inches under the surface and uses its proprietary design along with standard water pressure to create a parallel jet spray right in the root zone. The capillary action will then spread the water and in doing so moisturize the whole subsurface.

    Subsurface PRESSURIZED Irrigation technology is the future of watering and the future is now. Global Eco Soil Solutions is the first and only manufacturer of the subsurface Pressurized irrigation system.   The EarthMister which means “Streams came up from the ground and watered the earth” is the first efficient self-aerating irrigation system of the 21st Century.  What started as an idea by its founder Ken Richardson who knew there was a better way to water has evolved into Changing the Way the World Waters.

    Register today to attend this program at PortTech Forum.  The Forum is held monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at LA Harbor College Technology Center – Rm 110.

    Joining Global Eco Soils Solutions will be our featured presentation from green logistics firm Total Transportation Services, Inc (TTSI).  TTSI is a recognized leader in the incorporation of clean technology into logistics services.  The company has been recognized for environmental stewardship by the US Congress, San Pedro Bay Clean Air Action Committee, Federal Maritime Administration and Edison Award winner.

    TTSI is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen by reducing their carbon footprint in communities they operate as well as sustaining a healthy workplace for their employees and the neighborhoods in which we live.

     
  • johndmo 11:34 pm on November 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , H2, PortTech,   

    Cleantech Logistic Pioneer TTSI to present at PortTech Forum 

      The November PortTech Forum will introduce and feature a presentation from Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI) a pioneer in clean technology transportation solutions. TTSI is a leader in the development and deployment of large zero emission vehicles.

    TTSI, a mid-sized American company, is one of the largest delivery carriers in Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach – one of the busiest seaports in the world.

    Headquartered in Rancho Dominguez, CA, TTSI is a progressive, asset-based logistics provider with distinct expertise in distributing imports within the US and Canada. With a strong central leadership, TTSI is able to offer agile distribution solutions and a variety of transportation option for the simplest delivery to the most complex supply networks. Our strengths lie in solving situations before they become problems and adjusting services to meet client’s specific requirements.

    PortTech Forum is the monthly production of PortTech Los Angeles.  PortTech is 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 component in 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.

    Pre-register at PortTechLA Forum.  Forums are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at LA Harbor College at 10 AM – noon.

     
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