August 2022
NIH releases new
SBIR contract solicitation
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are soliciting proposals from small business concerns with the research and development (R&D) expertise to conduct innovative research that will contribute to NIH or CDC mission needs and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program objectives.
Submission deadline: November 4, 2022
5:00 pm EDT

Check out the
NASA Ignite Project
NASA SBIR Ignite is a Pilot Program from the NASA SBIR/STTR Program Office:  Phase I funding is $150,000 for 6 months; Phase 2 is $850,000 for 24 months. You must be a Small Business Concern (SBC) with 500 employees or less and legally established
in the U.S. to participate.
Topic Areas:
Technologies Using NASA Data to Foster Climate Resilience

Enabling technologies for the development of a robust Low-Earth Orbit Economy

Electric and Hybrid Electric Systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Aircraft in the 1500 to 5000 lbs. size class

Low-Cost Photovoltaic Arrays for Space

Point-of-use Recycling for Optimized Space-Age Logistics

Commercial Development of Active Debris Remediation (ADR) Services

Things Not to Forget
When Starting Your Business
You’ll need an accounting system to keep track of your business's finances — income, expenses, capital expenditures, EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization), profit and loss, etc. It’s important to understand your business’s financial position for understanding cash flow. Your accounting system is a key component in properly managing your business for sustainability and for proper tracking and reporting of federal awards and for tax-filing purposes. QuickBooks®, an online software solution,
is cost effective tool.

This is part of a series of tips to help startups get off on the right foot. Watch this newsletter for more.
From The Sources' Mouth – August
August 18
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

This one-hour overview of the USDA SBIR/STTR program lets you hear directly from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program manager, Melinda Coffman — and ask her questions about what USDA needs from technology entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. If you’re new to SBIR/STTR, view our on-demand webinars before joining the session.

Save The Date for our 7th Annual From the Sources' Mouth Event
September 13-15, 2022
Special Alert web portal will be down 9/23 - 9/29
This could affect companies planning a submission to the USDA Phase I solicitation with an October 6, 2022 deadline. We recommend that you submit two weeks before the due date. This can also affect CDMRP and any agency requiring
as the submission portal.
How long should it take to finish
an NSF Pitch?
The answer is a big “it depends.” Some might compile their Pitch in a few hours, while others might take the better part of a year to perfect a draft that's worth submitting. We suggest that you focus less on how much time you spend drafting it and concentrate on compiling a Pitch that is a summary of your innovation that’s just detailed enough to clearly articulate how it’s different from the existing state-of-the-art, what you’ll accomplish using the NSF funding, and how you intend to be successful in your chosen market.

We’re happy to talk you through it during a free assessment call.
Important NIH webinar series
Registration is now open for the 2-part series A Conversation with NIH: Implementing the New Data Management and Sharing Policy. In this series, experts will break down what the policy means for you and discuss key factors to consider when sharing data.

Thursday, August 11; 1:30 – 3:00 PM EST
Understanding the New NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy
Learn about DMS policy expectations, applicability of the policy, how to prepare a Data Management and Sharing Plan, and sharing data responsibly.

Thursday, September 22; 1:30 – 3:00 PM EST
Diving Deeper into the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
Expands on the first webinar and dives deeper into topics like privacy protections for data from human participants and justifiable limitations on sharing data.
BID 2022: Virtual Event
November 15-16, 2022
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), invites you to participate in the annual conference to learn about U.S. Government medical countermeasure priorities, interact with the BARDA and ASPR teams, and network with public and private sector colleagues.
Pitch your innovation
on Tech Tuesday
The SOFWERX Tech Tuesday Team invites Innovators to submit their game-changing technologies for an opportunity to highlight their capabilities to government stakeholders from USSOCOM, as well as other Government Agencies and Services. The SOFWERX mission is to solve challenging Warfighter problems at scale through
innovation and collaboration.
BBCetc Quick Notes
DOE Release I Topics are out
Solicitation expected to be released on August 8, and Letters of Intent will be due by
August 29. Full proposals due on October 11.

Planning to attend the Fall Defense TechConnect Innovation Summit and SBIR Conference September 26-28, 2022? Small businesses can use the code SBIR25 for a 25% discount on registration fees. Learn more here.

USDA has added the STTR program 
For more information, click here.
(BBCetc will be hosting USDA for our monthly
From the Sources’ Mouth program on August 18)
NSF window for submission closes on October 26
and right now is a good time to be working on customer validation
Reminder: EPA Phase I proposals are due August 23
Funding Opportunities
About BBCetc
BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC (BBCetc) works with technology-based entrepreneurs and companies across the U.S. on strategies to advance their R&D efforts to commercialization. The BBCetc team is nationally recognized for its success in helping clients secure federal funding through the SBIR and STTR programs. BBCetc services include research grant assistance, SBIR/STTR training and proposal development assistance, and grants and contract management.

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