DOD has the largest portion of the $3.7B SBIR/STTR Program. Wisconsin businesses received 6 awards in 2019, out of the 1824 awarded nationally. Why don’t Wisconsin researchers and small businesses tap into this funding more often? Now is the time to tap this fund!
This Dept. of Defense-focused workshop provides detailed instruction on preparing a proposal to meet the requirements of the DoD, including both technical and commercialization plans, and navigating the submission process. Presented by DoD SBIR/STTR expert, Jerry Hollister, the program will also cover:
• SBIR/STTR program basics and up-to-date information on the DoD program
• An understanding of the differences between DoD components
• Tips on how to identify a topic
• The importance of talking to Technical Points of Contact during the pre-release period
• Writing to meet the reviewers’ expectations
• Common pitfalls and how to avoid them, and more
Speaker(s): Presenter: Jerry Hollister, Principal Consultant
Jerry Hollister is a BBCetc Principal Consultant, joining the company in 2017 with 30 years of leadership experience in government, higher education, non-profit and for-profit enterprises. After earning an engineering degree from the University of Michigan, he served as commissioned Naval Officer in the Civil Engineer Corps and a warranted Contracting Officer for the Dept. of Defense. Prior to joining BBCetc, Jerry was Chief Operating Officer for Michigan-based Niowave, a developer of superconducting electron accelerators, where he worked to build the successful start-up company from 2008-17. Jerry was instrumental in Niowave receiving over 45 SBIR awards. Niowave was named the 2010 SBIR/STTR Small Business of the Year by the Dept. of Energy and, in 2016, was honored with the S.B.A.’s Tibbetts Award, which recognizes the best in SBIR achievement. Before joining Niowave, Jerry served in a number of non-profit and educational roles following his honorable discharge from the Navy.