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STTR Research Funding Workshop, 4/26, University Of Montana, Missoula

March 22, 2007View for printing

Are You Looking for Funding in all of the Right Places? STTR Research Funding-An Overlooked Resource

A free mini-seminar offered by: The Montana Department of Commerce, The University of Montana Office of Research & Economic Development, Montana NSF EPSCoR Program, and Missoula Small Business Development Center

April 26, 2007 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Gallagher Business Building Executive Board Room GBB 382 The University of Montana-Missoula

Many university-system researchers overlook the potential of funding from the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program because of the rigors of STTR's commercialization requirement. Don't be one of them! With STTR funding, you can move your research forward while a Montana business partner handles the commercialization.

Because STTR is often overlooked by researchers, the field of applicants is reduced, and odds of funding increase. This mini-seminar will help you:

* Learn the difference between STTR and its cousin, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. * Gain resources, tips, and tasks for submitting a winning STTR grant proposal. * Find out how to meet University expectations regarding your intellectual property and relationships with outside companies.

During the first hour, presenter John Balsam will provide an overview of the SBIR/STTR programs and technology commercialization, but with a distinct focus on the special requirements STTR. The final 30 minutes will be dedicated to Q&A, and John will remain for individual consultations as requested.

Presenter: John Balsam: John Balsam is the Principal of Missoula-based John Balsam Associates, LLC, which provides professional research, analysis, and decision-support services to private and public clients nationwide. Balsam has more than 20 years of experience serving clients, with a primary focus on markets, market research, technology commercialization, and entrepreneurial business development. Since 1993, Balsam has served the Montana Department of Commerce, the Montana University System, and other public and private clients with individualized counseling in the federal SBIR and STTR programs.

Cost: Free

Advanced Registration Required: To plan for handouts and refreshments, we need to receive your registration by April 20. To register, send an email to Linda Brander, lbrander@mt.gov Provide your name, campus, department, and phone number.
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