October 2020

From the Sources Mouth:
Our virtual federal training event was a success!
Nine government agencies presented multiple opportunities, answered a wide variety of questions and even talked one-on-one with companies after the workshop.

If you weren't able to attend — or if you did and
want to review — we’ll be posting videos of all presentations soon at bbcetc.com.

SBIR Agency Alerts & Updates
Information you need to know now about what's going on at the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, and the National Science Foundation!


Small business funding webinar:
Developing Competitive SBIR/STTR
Applications for Healthy Aging Innovations
Tuesday, October 6th from 1– 2 pm EST
Co-sponsored by SHARPhub, an initiative of BBCetc

What happens
after the award?

Tip #4 – Avoiding the Red Flags
Prevention is the best method. Here’s how to make sure you’re considered a “best bet” to complete the work.

NASA Innovation and Opportunity
Virtual Conference
October 20-22, 2020
This free virtual event will provide resources, engagement opportunities, and actionable next steps towards transitioning
your technology.


Q: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE YOU SUBMIT A PROPOSAL TO NIH FOR THE 1/5/2021 DEADLINE?

A: CHECK OUT THE CHECKLIST
Every Thursday in October:
2020 Grant Management Webinar Series
Learn the critical aspects of managing government dollars
and proving your credibility for future funding

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm (EDT)
  • $25 per webinar

TRL TIP #1
What is a Technology Readiness Level and why does it matter to you?
Get an introduction to TRLs and what they’re all about. Future articles will look more closely at individual TRLs to help you define your maturity level. 





Why should you know about SHARPhub?

The Sustainable Heartland Accelerator Regional Partnership Hub (SHARPhub) is an initiative of BBCetc. If you’re a researcher in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, SHARPhub can help bring your life-science technology to market.

Find out more at sharpideahub.com
Solicitations

Health & Human Services
NIH/CDC/FDA Omnibus
SBIR Omnibus/Parent Clinical Trial Not Allowed Funding Opportunity Announcement 
STTR Omnibus/Parent Clinical Trial Not Allowed Funding Opportunity Announcement 
SBIR Omnibus/Parent Clinical Trial Required Funding Opportunity Announcement 
STTR Omnibus/Parent Clinical Trial Required Funding Opportunity Announcement 

Nat'l. Science Foundation
Submission windows:
Sept. 4, 2020 - Dec. 3, 2020

Department of Energy
Topics posted: Jul 13, 2020
Solicitation posted: Aug 10, 2020
LOI due: Sept. 8, 2020
Close: Oct.19, 2020
USDA FY 2021
Proposals due: Oct. 23, 2020

Department of Defense
SBIR 20.3
Pre-Release: 8/25 - 9/22/2020
Announcements Open: 9/23/2020
Announcements Closes: 10/22/2020

STTR 20.C
Pre-Release: 8/25 - 9/22/2020
Announcements Open: 9/23/2020
Announcements Closes: 10/22/2020

DARPA SBIR
Announcements Open: 8/21/2020
Announcements Closes: 12/31/2020

DARPA STTR
Announcements Open: 8/21/2020
Announcements Closes: 12/31/2020

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Upcoming Training and Events
For the time being, most training is either canceled or being done virtually. Check the BBCetc Events Calendar for updates.
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.

Contact us: www.bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741 / info@bbcetc.com