Best Practices to Increase University Participation in SBIR/STTR


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CIT is pleased to work with Virginia Tech to present this special training session for key university personnel, university grants administrators, university tech transfer offices, and university Intellectual Property offices who want to increase university revenues via the SBIR and STTR programs. Not intended for researchers/postdocs/grad students or small business.  This session presents best practices to use SBIR/STTR as a way to produce more positive tech transfer results. Session also covers issues that need to be addressed both as the proposal is being developed and after it is awarded looking specifically from the university's perspective. We explore budgets, participation by researchers, conflict of interest, post-award reporting requirements, letters of support, personnel and percent effort, the differences between SBIR and STTR, and SBIR/STTR requirements vs. what is flexible. We'll also present updated information on SBIR/STTR policies since the 2012 reauthorization.

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