About the workshop: 

Pursuing the September 5, 2022 NIH solicitation deadline?
You’ve read the solicitation, wrote your specific aims and are on track for the September 5 NIH solicitation deadline, but did you know that how your proposal reads can make or break your chances? Don’t miss this workshop, where our experts will provide important information about formatting your proposal to help it read better, they’ll review what’s expected from your commercialization plan and how to prepare your budget.
9:00 a.m. PST Introduction by Life Science Washington Institute and BBCetc
9:15 a.m. Formatting and Readability Tips for SBIR/STTR Proposals
A good SBIR/STTR proposal is made infinitely better by writing and formatting that enhances readability by reviewers and showcases your technology to its best advantage. Improve the competitiveness of your proposal with tips and best practices for making it look good and read well.
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Essentials of Commercialization
Commercialization and transition plans can be a key differentiator in the SBIR/STTR programs, it is important to know what the agencies are looking for and how to go about developing a good plan. This session will review the requirements and guide you through where to start, what to include, and how to show your best self.
12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. How to Prepare a Budget for SBIR/STTR Proposals
Developing a proper budget for a grant or contract proposal should not be overlooked. A proper budget can be an effective tool in driving the project from start to finish. This session covers what costs need to be included, different cost types, how to write a budget justification, what indirect rate should be used and more.
2:30 p.m. Closing remarks


About BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

BBC etc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. BBCetc’s Michigan clients have been awarded over $330 million in funding since 2002. The company was recently named a 2020 Tibbetts award winner as well as one of 50 “Michigan companies to watch” by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.
www.bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741 / info@bbcetc.com / @BBC_etc

About the Presenter:

Shannon Bass
Shannon joined BBCetc as a Principal Consultant in 2018 bringing with her 28 years of management experience in the biotechnology industry and as an independent SBIR/STTR consultant. Shannon’s career began with an animal health start-up out of the University
of Kentucky, which was later purchased by Neogen Corporation. She continued in senior management with Neogen for 17 years in the areas of quality control/ assurance, regulatory, pharmaceutical manufacturing and technical services. Later she became CEO of a biotech start-up which brought to market a veterinary research device and president of another medical device firm developing a product for treatment of late-stage lung cancer. She holds B.S. degree in Agriculture from Murray State University in Kentucky.

About the Presenter:

Baindu Bayon, PhD
Baindu L. Bayon, Ph.D. is a biomedical scientist from Indianapolis. Dr. Bayon earned her B.S. in Biology from Indiana University Bloomington and her Ph.D. in Medical & Molecular Genetics from Indiana University School of Medicine. She is currently a Principal Consultant with BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting. She was previously a Health Program Specialist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Dr. Bayon was a 2018-2020 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Small business Education and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED) office at NIH and at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences where she explored entrepreneurship at CTSA (Clinical Translational Science Award) hubs. She’s earned a myriad of awards throughout her career, including the coveted Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Silver Spring and of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated




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