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  • johndmo 7:10 pm on September 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    ARPA-e Grants to VC Backed Firms via SBIRs 

    ARPA-e logoThe Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-e) will issue Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants to small businesses that are majority-owned by venture capital companies, hedge funds or private equity firms.  The SBIR is a competitive program that uses awards to enable highly-qualified companies to explore their technological potential in the nation’s R&D arena and provides incentives for those companies to move to commercialization.

    SBIR grants play an important role in helping ARPA-E achieve its goals, which include:

    1. reducing the United States’ dependence on energy imports;
    2. reducing emissions from U.S. energy sources;
    3. improving energy efficiency; and
    4. ensuring that the U.S. “maintains a technological lead in developing and deploying advanced energy technologies.”

    See:  DOE ARPA-E Will Exercise Its Authority to Issue SBIR Grants To Venture Capital Majority-Owned Small Businesses from mondaq article by Mintz Levin Attorney Thomas Burton III.

    To help university researchers, small technology businesses, Phase I and Phase II Awardees and entrepreneurs  PortTech Los Angeles conducts a series of workshops for developing proposals for submitting to the 11 government agencies participating in the SBIR/STTR program.  The next workshop will be held in San Pedro at the PortTech Training Center on September 20th.   The Phase II workshop, presented by Tibbetts Award Advocate Dr. Marie Talnack, provides attendees with the tools, techniques, plans and deliverables to meet the proposal requirements and the best practices to maximize your chance of winning an award. The Phase II workshop emphasizes developing the commercialization plan and access to resources to implement the plan.

    The workshop includes a live presentation and Q&A with Rob Vinson, Assistant Program Manager, NIH SBIR/STTR Program Office.

    Phase II workshops are limited to a small group with incentives for teams to attend.  Registration is now open.  Single seats are available at $225; teams of 4 pay $162.50/seat.  Discounts are also available for 2 or 3 member teams.   Each attendee receives sample workplans, resumes, proposals and endorsements.  Lunch is included.

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  • johndmo 7:51 pm on August 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    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.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • Technology-based entrepreneurs

    • Small innovative companies seeking funding

    • University researchers commercializing technology

    • Phase I and Phase II Teams

    WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE

    • 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 (http://www.porttechla.org) 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.

     

     
  • johndmo 12:00 am on August 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    SBIR Phase II Workshop – Los Angeles – September 20, 2013 

    SBIR logoThis workshop, presented by Tibbetts Award Advocate Dr. Marie Talnack, will provide you with the tools, techniques, plans and deliverables to meet the proposal requirements and the best practices to maximize your chance of winning an award.  The Phase II workshop emphasizes developing the commercialization plan and access to resources to implement the plan.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND
    • Technology-based entrepreneurs
    • Small innovative companies seeking funding
    • University researchers commercializing technology
    • Phase I and Phase II Teams

    WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE
    • 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
    • In-depth understanding of SBIR/STTR scoring criteria
    • Live presentations and commercialization plan

    Confirmed Presentation:  Robert Vinson, Assistant Program Manager, NIH SBIR/STTR Program Office

    This workshop is limited to 20 participants.  Teams are encouraged to attend.  To register go to PortTech Los Angeles or give our office a call at 310.519.1801.

     
  • johndmo 6:41 pm on August 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    DOE SBIR/STTR Webinar – Friday, Aug 16, 11 AM 

    DOE SBIR/STTR Webinar: FY14 Phase I Release 1 Funding Announcement

     

    Meeting Description:
    Join the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Director, Manny Oliver as he provides a brief overview of the:
    1. Federal SBIR/STTR Programs
    2. DOE SBIR/STTR Technology Areas
    3. DOE SBIR/STTR Application and Award Process as it relates to the FY14 Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement

    We’ll conclude with Q&A using your questions texted by you during the webinar.

    Register for Event
    Details
    Date: Fri, Aug 16, 2013
    Time: 02:00 PM EDT
    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
    Host(s): DOE SBIR/STTR
     Presenter Information
    Manny Oliver
    Speaker Photo
    Manny has been serving as the Director of the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Office since December 2010.  Prior to joining DOE, Manny spent 16 years leading applied R&D and technology commercialization efforts at Motorola in Li ion polymer batteries, microfluidic biochips, haptics, and mobile surveillance.
    For more information on the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs, please visit us on the web athttp://science.energy.gov/sbir/.

     

     

     

     
  • johndmo 3:17 pm on June 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    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.

     
  • johndmo 4:15 pm on June 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    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 5:16 pm on June 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NSF STTR Applications Due by June 13, 2013 

    The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program stimulates technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses.

    nsf1The STTR Program requires researchers at universities and other non-profit research institutions to play a significant intellectual role in the conduct of each STTR project. These researchers, by joining forces with a small company, can spin-off their commercially promising ideas while they remain primarily employed at the research institution. The program is governed by Public Law 112-81 (SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011). This STTR Phase I solicitation aims at encouraging the commercialization of previously NSF-funded fundamental research (NSF funding lineage).  It is highly desirable that the core innovation described in the submitted proposals can in some manner be linked to fundamental research funded by the NSF.

    The proposals submitted should fall into one the four broad topic areas:

    Note that SBIR Applications for the same topic areas are due on June 11, 2013.

    Details here:  Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2014 (STTR) 

     
  • johndmo 10:06 pm on May 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    SBIR Phase II Workshop – June 20, PortTech Los Angeles 

    sba logoIn order to maximize the chances of creating a successful proposal for Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grants, your company has already met the first challenge – the highly competitive Phase I SBIR and/or STTR grant for concept development.  Now is the time to prepare a winning proposal for the larger $1M Phase II grant to complete research and development.   PortTech Los Angeles will host a SBIR Phase II Workshop focused on proper proposal preparation and the development of the commercialization plan. This workshop, unique to Southern California, will be presented by Tibbetts Award Advocate Dr. Marie Talnack. The Phase II Workshop emphasizes the commercialization plan, allocation of resources and preparations to implement the plan.

    The Program Will Include:

    • Presentations by NSF and DHS Program Managers
    • The tools, tips, techniques, plans, collateral
    • Sample Proposals
    • Deliverables to meet proposal requirements
    • Best practices to maximize your chance of winning an award

    Who Should Attend:

    • Technology-based entrepreneurs
    • Small innovative companies seeking funding
    • University researchers commercializing technology
    • Phase I and Phase II teams

    What You’ll Receive:

    • 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 and endorsements
    • In-depth understanding of SBIR/STTR scoring criteria

    What:  SBIR/STTR Phase II Workshop

    When:  June 20th, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Registration opens at 8:30 AM)

    Where:  PortTech Los Angeles Training Center

    How Much:  $225 per person or $650 for company team (4 seats); discounts for 2 or 3 person teams also available.

    Registration is limited to 20 attendees to provide comprehensive coverage of the Phase II proposal development process that is relevant to your application.

    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 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 6:48 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Final Days to Register for Los Angeles SBIR Workshop 

    Department_of_Commerce_LOGOPortTech Los Angeles will be hosting a SBIR Phase 1 Workshop in their training facility, April 23rd, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Entrepreneurs, inventors, university researchers and small businesses seeking supplemental financing to bring their innovative products or services from concept and into development are encouraged to apply for funding.  This Workshop is designed to provide grant applicants with the means and strategies to successfully complete, submit and win Phase 1 contracts from the Federal agencies that participate in the SBIR/STTR program.

    The Workshop is presented by Marie Talnack, PhD, a recognized expert in grant preparation and solicitation practices.  Marie Talnack’s career in technology transfer and business development has spanned the entire history of SBIR and STTR programs.    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.

    The Workshop will provide:

    • 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

    The cost of the workshop is $89 for individuals or $149 for a company (up to 3 participants).  Each participant receives a workbook covering the major areas of emphasis for applicants.  Refreshments and lunch are included.

    The PortTech Los Angeles Training Center is located at 302 W. 5th Street, Ste 203, San Pedro, CA.  90731.  Space is limited to 10 companies to maintain a high level of personal attention to the individual needs of the participants.  Advanced Registration is required to participate:  Registration for SBIR Workshop – Apr 23

     
  • johndmo 2:41 am on April 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    SBIR/STTR Workshop – April 23, PortTech Los Angeles 

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    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.

     

     
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