Workshop: America’s Seed Fund – Effective Preparedness for SBIR and STTR Program Proposals

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
10 AM – 12 PM
Zoom link sent upon RSVP

This webinar begins with an overview of SBIR and STTR, ranging from a list of participating federal agencies and the due dates for their next solicitations, to a clear and simple explanation of the differences in the two programs. The discussion will then turn to a recommended process for preparing a Phase I proposal before concluding with application advice from several agencies.

About Jim and Gail Greenwood

Jim Greenwood and his wife Gail have been involved in the SBIR program since its inception in 1983. The Greenwoods have taught SBIR/STTR workshops in 48 states plus Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., offering training through local and regional economic development groups, universities, federal laboratories (including Livermore, Sandia, Los Alamos, Brookhaven, Pacific Northwest, Savannah River and Oak Ridge), SBDCs, PTACs and MEPs.

The Greenwoods also have taught at many of the National SBIR Conferences over the past 18 years, including national conferences in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Tampa. They are recipients of the coveted Tibbetts Award, based on their contributions to SBIR/STTR outreach and education efforts, and were recognized by the Small Business Technology Council as “Champions for Small Business” for their outreach efforts during the latest SBIR/STTR programs’ reauthorization effort.

In addition to offering SBIR/STTR training, the Greenwoods provide applicants with critiques of draft proposals before they are finalized and submitted for funding. They have performed more than 1,100 such reviews over the past decade and have always been able to offer suggestions that made the proposals stronger contenders for SBIR/STTR funding. Jim Greenwood has served as a commercialization reviewer for the SBIR and STTR programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF), reviewing both Phase 1 and 2 proposals, as well as proposals for NSF’s supplemental programs such as Phase 1b and Phase 2b.