Michigan May 2021
We're helping Sunthetics create a sustainable chemical industry, one reaction at a time.

Daniela Blanco is more than a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering—she’s successfully discovering feasible solutions for renewable energy integration in chemical reactions. We’re proud to play a role in helping her company move forward.

BBCetc Presents “From the Sources’ Mouth”
May 20, 2021 11 - 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Cost is free, but registration is required
The Special Program Awards for Required Technology Needs (SPARTN) was created to incentivize small technology firms to work with the Department of Defense to propose Army modernization solutions. Join this one-hour overview to learn the goals of the program, what technologies they need and how to create a competitive proposal.
May 6, 2021
"Digital Health 2025”
2 p.m. EDT
Virtual Event with Google Cloud’s Director of Global Healthcare Solutions,
Aashima Gupta

As the leader of healthcare industry strategy and solutions for Google Cloud, Aashima Gupta shares her deep expertise in the role of digital transformation across
the healthcare spectrum.
Jun. 3, 2021
“Building an Investor/Tech Startup Relationship”
12 pm EDT
Virtual Event with Co-founder of U.S. Robotics and Principal of Boomerang
Catapult, Casey Cowell and co-founder & CEO of HealthBridge, Greg VandenBosch.

These two highly successful entrepreneurs share their expertise on building tech companies and fundraising in the Midwest, far from the coastal startup
and investment hubs. 
November 3, 2021
The Boundless Women Confab
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Listen to two dynamic speakers: Tori Dunlap, founder of Her First 100K and Carolyn Yarina, CEO & co-founder of Sisu Global Health. It’ll be a full day of learning, inspiration and fun. Registration isn’t open yet but check the link below for more information.

Are you qualified to be a Principal Investigator?
Early-stage companies are often started by one or two people
— and neither may have the right qualifications to be a Principal Investigator. Find out what kind of credentials are required by agency reviewers before you submit your proposal.
Don't miss out on the funding resource of up to $25K per company!
The Michigan Accelerator could help you turn your idea into the next great innovation in sustainability. Application Deadline: May 31

Learn about the TABA Needs Assessment
Last November, NIH announced a new, comprehensive Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) Program to help small businesses identify and address their most pressing product development needs. A key component of the TABA Program is the TABA Needs Assessment Report. for companies with an active Phase 1 or Phase II SBIR/STTR grant or contract.
eRA: All senior/key personnel are required to get a Commons ID for due dates on or after January 25, 2022

NIH is targeting the above submission dates for this new requirement that all Senior/Key Personnel on a grant application must enter a valid eRA Commons username (Commons ID) in the credential field.
Upcoming Training and Events
Most training is currently being done virtually. Check the BBCetc Training Calendar for updates.
Funding Opportunities

BARDA DRIVe has launched a new AOI called Immunechip+ (AOI #7). The goal is to create tools that accelerate medical countermeasure screening and development vital to improving human health.
AOI closes June 30, 2021 at 2pm ET
Company referrals should request for a market research call at ImmuneChipBARDA@hhs.gov

Begin planning now for the next standard due date on September 5 – Learn about the NIH Applicant Assistance Program – portal opens 4/26/21 and closes 5/20/21
New targeted funding announcements:
Due 6/25/2021

Due 7/29/2021

Due 8/6/2021

Due 7/29/2021

Due 8/10/2021

Due 8/10/2021
Additional targeted funding opportunities from HHS on specific topics with various upcoming due dates can be found here.

 NCI (National Cancer Institute) SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Development of Cancer-Relevant Technologies Toward Commercialization (R44 Clinical Trial Optional)
Open date: July 06, 2021
Due date: August 06, 2021
NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for Substance Use Disorders (SUD) drug discovery and development (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Open date: July 10, 2021
Due date: August 10, 2021
NINDS (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Renewal Awards of SBIR Phase II Grants (Phase IIB) for Pre-Clinical Research (R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Open date: March 05, 2021
Due date: Standard dates apply, next due date September 07, 2021
Multiple Institutes
HEAL Initiative: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

RFA-NS-20-008,STTR R41/R42- Phase I, Phase II, and Fast Track (Clinical Trial Required)

RFA-NS-20-009, STTR R41/R42- Phase I, Phase II, and Fast Track (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

RFA-NS-20-011,SBIR R43/R44 - Phase I, Phase II, and Fast Track (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

RFA-NS-20-010,SBIR R43/R44 - Phase I, Phase II, and Fast Track (Clinical Trial Required)

Expiration Dates: September 08, 2022, April 6, 2021, September 8, 2021, January 6, 2022, April 6, 2022, and September 8, 2022 
Due: 5/3/2021

Due 6/7/2021
Concept papers are due 5/21/2021


FY21 SBIR Phase I: NSF 21-562
FY21 STTR Phase I: NSF 21-563
FY21 SBIR Phase II: NSF 21-565
FY21 STTR Phase II: NSF 21-566
Submission windows for 2021:
March 5 to June 3
June 4 to Sept 2
Sept 3 to Dec 2
Small Business Programs Office (SBPO)
Opportunity under Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) HR001121S0007
Third Party Verification of COTS Compliance with Requirements
Due June 08, 2021
Enduring Spatially-Continuous Sound Velocity Profiler
Due June 08, 2021
SBOs will open for proposals on May 06, 2021 and close
at 12:00 p.m. ET on June 08, 2021  
Photonics in the Package for Extreme Scalability (PIPES)
Due May 25, 2021
SPARTN (Safe Position Augmentation for Real Time Navigation)

All have a submission close date on May 18, 2021 except for A214-004 (April 21, 2021) and A214-005 (June 18, 2021)
All are due at noon EDT
Pre-release scheduled for 4/21/2021
Due June 17, 2021
29 new topics opened on 4/14/2021 and due 5/18/2021
Air Force CSO X21.2/21.B
Due June 17, 2021
The DoD Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office announces the pre-release of the following Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) and Commercial Solutions Openings (CSOs):
  • April 21, 2021: Pre-release begins
  • May 19, 2021: BAA opens, begin submitting proposals in DSIP
  • June 3, 2021: Topic Q&A closes to new questions at 12:00 p.m. ET
  • June 17, 2021: BAA closes, full proposals must be submitted in DSIP no later than 12:00 p.m. ET
The instructions and topics for these BAAs and CSOs are available on DSIP at www.dodsbirsttr.mil/submissions/login 

Space Development Agency (SDA)
“Compact Passive Polarimetric Microwave Radiometer and Sounder (CP2MRS)”
“Compact Passive Polarimetric Microwave Radiometer and Sounder (CP2MRS)”
  • May 12, 2021: Topic Q&A opens; BAA opens, begin submitting proposals in DSIP
  • June 1, 2021: Topic Q&A closes to new questions at 12:00 p.m. ET
  • June 15, 2021: BAA closes, full proposals must be submitted in DSIP no later than 12:00 p.m. ET
Full topics and instructions are available at the links provided above. 


About BBCetc
BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting manages Michigan's SBIR/STTR Assistance Program, which provides training and proposal development services to MI tech companies with most costs covered by the program. Its Michigan clients have been awarded over $340 million in funding since 2002.

Contact us: www.bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741 / info@bbcetc.com
Funds for this initiative were provided by the 21st Century Jobs Fund, a MSF program designed to accelerate the growth and diversification of Michigan’s economy. www.michiganbusiness.org