How the SBIR & STTR Program Can Benefit Small Innovative Companies (2021 Update)
Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on February 4, 2021)
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Stephanie Amend
NCMA Certifications: 1.5 CPEs
APTAC Certifications: 0.75 ATC (pending)
APTAC BOK: D.1 SBIR & STTR (Elective)
*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.
The Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Technology Transfer Innovation Research (STTR) programs can be beneficial in providing early-stage R&D funding to small innovative companies across industries and technology areas. With the aim of drawing innovative solutions from small companies by funding feasibility analysis through prototype demonstration, the federal government aims to commercialize technology that will not only benefit government agencies but the public as a whole. This course will provide an overview of the programs, the phases, pitfalls, and best practices for proposals, post-award considerations, and commercialization review.
After completing this training, you will
- Understand the SBIR/STTR program, including eligibility and structure;
- Know critical elements of successful proposals;
- Know post-award considerations contractors should make prior to submitting a proposal.
Target Audience: Small innovative firms seeking federal funding
Meet Your Instructor:
STEPHANIE AMEND is the Founder of Arrowhead Solutions, LLC – a full-service solutions provider for government contractors. Ms. Amend founded Arrowhead Solutions in 2009 after holding contract management positions in both government and private industry. Arrowhead was formed with the goal of providing companies with the extra knowledge and manpower they need to succeed in the world of government contracting. Specializing in capture management, proposal preparation, contract management, subcontracts, accounting and compliance, Arrowhead provides skill sets not commonly available to many smaller government contractors.
The Arrowhead Solutions’ headquarters are in Colorado; however, Arrowhead reaches clients nationwide. As a member of the small business community, Ms. Amend is a supporter of the Colorado PTAC and an advisor for the Boulder Small Business Development. She is the President of the Board of Directors for the Denver Chapter of the National Contract Management Association. Ms. Amend is a Level II Certified Acquisition Professional and possesses a B.S.A and an MBA.