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Maximize Your SBIR/STTR Success: A Workshop for NIH Proposal Preparation

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Maximize SBIRSTTR for Success

Is your company considering or planning on submitting a proposal for SBIR/STTR funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)?

Everything you need to know to get ready for the SBIR/STTR Sept 5th deadline

During this workshop, our expert will provide important information about SBIR/STTR funding and instruct participants on how to craft a competitive proposal that meets the unique requirements of the NIH.

Expect to learn:
  • Registration process necessary for submission
  • Strategies for framing your proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations
  • How to approach each section of the proposal
  • Common pitfalls, how to avoid them, and more.

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Shannon Gross

Executive Consultant and BBCetc Co-owner

Shannon is a BBCetc Co-owner and Executive Consultant. She joined the BBCetc team in 2018 bringing with her 28 years of management experience in the biotechnology industry and as an independent SBIR/STTR consultant. Shannon’s career began with an animal health start-up out of the University of Kentucky, which was later purchased by Neogen Corporation. She continued in senior management with Neogen for 17 years in the areas of quality control/ assurance, regulatory, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and technical services. Later she became CEO of a biotech start-up which brought to market a veterinary research device and president of another medical device firm developing a product for treatment of late-stage lung cancer. She holds B.S. degree in Agriculture from Murray State University in Kentucky.

About BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. BBCetc manages the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program and BBCetc’s Michigan clients have been awarded over $437 million in funding since 2002. The company was recently named a 2020 Tibbetts award winner as well as one of 50 “Michigan companies to watch” by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Find out more at

about Innovation Partnership

The Innovation Partnership (IPart) is Pennsylvania’s premiere Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and federal funding assistance program. IPart, administered by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP), and established in 2002 (operational 2003), is a unique state-wide consortium involving the following economic development and business assistance organizations and institutions of higher education, located throughout the Commonwealth. Each of the organizations brings a unique perspective and skill-set to the IPart, giving it a distinct capability that serves the Commonwealth as a whole and makes new resources available statewide, that historically, were limited to specific geographic regions.

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