How the SBIR & STTR Programs Can Benefit Small Innovative Companies (2023 Update)

Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on October 26, 2023)
Date: October 19, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Stephanie Amend, govIRG
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 1.5 ATCs

*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


Stephanie Amend is an advisory director/executive consultant for govIRG, which is a full-service solutions provider for government contractors. For the past 15 years, govIRG has provided companies with the extra knowledge and manpower they need to succeed in the world of government contracting and start-up culture. Specializing in proposal preparation, contract management, subcontracts, accounting and compliance, govIRG provides skill sets not commonly available to many smaller government contractors. govIRG is headquartered in Colorado; however, govIRG reaches clients nationwide. Amend is a Level II Certified Acquisition Professional and possesses a BSA and an MBA. She is an advisor for the Small Business Development Centers of Colorado and former president of the board of directors for the Denver Chapter of the National Contract Management Association.


Oct 19 2023


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 19 2023
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm