"Intro to America's SBIR/STTR Seed Fund at NSF"
June 10, 2021
2:00PM-3:00PM ET
The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites you to attend a virtual question and answer session, "Intro to America's Seed Fund at NSF" on Thursday, June 10, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
In this session, a Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program Director will answer questions about how to get started, the basics of eligibility, and what we look for when we review Project Pitches.

Presented by: The National Science Foundation
REGISTER: To register for this free Zoom session, click HERE

"NSF SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Essentials"
June 24, 2021

This live, interactive session provides viewers an overview of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) SBIR/STTR grant programs and provides a section by section description on writing an NSF SBIR/STTR proposal. With an NSF SBIR or STTR, YOU write the topic that you want funding for! Over $200M is available from the NSF each year! This session is ideal for anyone considering an NSF SBIR/STTR submission in the next 6 months. This event is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Presented by: BBC ETC.
TIME: 8:30AM-2:00PM
COST: Virginia based companies/Va. University $25; All Others $75
Virtual Coffee Hour with CIT's Investment Team
June 11, 2021 -- 9:00-10:00AM
Join Jennifer O'Daniel from CIT's GAP Seed Fund as she hosts this bi-weekly session. In this next virtual coffee hour, Evans McMillion of 757Accelerate will join us to talk about why you should consider an accelerator program. Then Aston Pierce of Edison Partners, Aurelia Flores of New Markets Venture Partners, Manesh Gupta of MAAN Ventures, Daniel Clark of 757Angels, and Mike Leffer of Early Light Ventures will talk about what types of investments they make, how they source deals, what traction means to their fund and what tech areas they are excited about as we come out of the pandemic. Followed by an optional small group session with our panelists. RSVP: here.

National SBIR Week -- VIRTUAL!
July 19-23, 2021
Panels, Tips, Strategies, & One On Ones with Decision Makers!
This event provides you with an opportunity to participate in live streaming panels and presentations with participating federal agencies that administer over 7,000 new awards annually and to meet virtually One on One with program decision makers.

  • July 19: Welcome & Getting Started, Noon-1:30PM; One on Ones, 2-5PM
  • July 20: Inside the Head of an Evaluator, 2-3PM; One on Ones, 9AM-1:30PM; Agency Roundtables, 3:30-5PM
  • July 21: MBDA InVision Tour with FLC: 1-3:30; One on Ones, 9AM-5PM
  • July 22: SBIR History/Policy & USPTO Resources, 1-2:30PM; One on ones, 2-5PM
  • July 23: Beyond Phase II, 1-2PM; Agency Roundtables: 10AM-Noon
SBIR/STTR Schedules
Opened in PRE-SOLICITATION April 21, submission OPENED May 19, BAA Closes June 17, 2021.
Closing Dates: Jan. 5 (2021), April 5 (2021), Sept. 5 (2021)

Closed January 13, 2021

Current quarterly cycle for submissions is March 5 to June 3, 2021
REMINDER: Must submit online Project Pitch to receive approval to submit full proposal.

Closed Jan. 8, 2021

Dept. of Energy SBIR/STTR -- View 1 hour Info Webinar HERE
Opens July 21, 2021

Closed Jan. 21, 2021

CLOSED 1/15/2021

Closed March 8, 2021

Closed April 5, 2021

Next Release Date July, 2021.

Closed Oct. 26, 2020
Opening Mid-June, 2021, closing 48 days later. View a list of proposed Topics HERE  
CIT Supports Virginia's SBIR/STTR Community
CIT's Federal Funding Assistance Programs supports the outreach, mentoring and training of the SBIR and STTR programs for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Support includes:
  • Low Cost SBIR/STTR Training at locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Special Webinar training (live and recorded);
  • Mentoring services;
  • Consultant referrals;
  • Small grants to support hiring of expert consultants;
  • Introductions to CIT's GAP and CCF programs;
  • Matching Grants (Via the CCF program)

Robert Brooke
Director, Federal Funding Assistance Program
Center for Innovative Technology
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