April 2022
When an agency requests information,
will you be prepared?

The request for information may be referred to differently from agency to agency. For example, NIH calls it “Just in Time” (JIT); at NSF, it’s Due Diligence; DOE calls it “Negotiations”; and the DOD will introduce you to the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). If you receive something like this from an agency, you will need to
respond quickly — 3 to 7 days isn’t unusual.
So...be prepared.
The Midwest Growth Capital Symposium is back!
Midwest Growth Capital Symposium 2022
Virtual Showcase on May 17th & 18th
This year will feature 60-70 pre-selected Midwest companies looking to secure seed, series-A, and series-B funding that span the Life Sciences, Healthcare, Tech, Food & Agriculture, and Energy sectors. Connect with attendees online and source new deals. Registration information will be coming soon.
From The Sources' Mouth – April
April 21, 2022 
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Free webinar
Learn directly from the Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Their mission is to develop and deploy a layered Missile Defense System to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends from missile attacks in all phases of flight.
Join this 1-hour overview of the MDA SBIR program and learn what technologies they’re looking for and what’s needed to submit a successful proposal.
Ideal for technology-based entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses familiar with the SBIR/STTR programs who want to learn more.
Cybersecurity and Fintech SBIR Phase III Request for Information (RFI)
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to seek information on the capabilities of SBIR Phase II and Phase III vendors who are at the point of commercialization in new and upcoming technologies which can support Treasury
in meeting the known unknowns of future challenges facing cybersecurity
and fintech industry. To view the RFI on the link below, search for TreasurySBIR2022.
Due date April 18, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
NOTE: Proposals are not being accepted at this time. This is a request for information only.
BBCetc Training for April
NSF Proposal Preparation
April 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Live Virtual Workshop
The National Science Foundation has funded research that has led to breakthroughs and new discoveries that help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives, and builds a research foundation that drives further discovery. Join our live Virtual SBIR Classroom for an Interactive, half-day, overview.

Essentials of SBIR/STTR Commercialization
April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Live Virtual Workshop
Commercialization and transition plans can be a key differentiator in the SBIR/STTR programs. It’s important to know what the agencies are looking for and how to develop a good plan. This session will review requirements and show you where to start, what to include, and how to show your best self. We’ll review agency expectations for commercialization plans in your Phase I & II projects, where to find cost-effective market research and much more.
The BBCetc Catalyst Advantage Network
for women entrepreneurs
Get the benefit of BBCetc’s SBIR/STTR expertise along with Capita3’s leadership training to give you what you need to successfully transform your technology into a viable product or service and secure government funding. More scholarships for Capita3 leadership training and SBIR consulting from BBCetc are now available. The next Capita3
4-week session is being scheduled right now for the May/June time frame
with more details to come. 
BBCetc Trains the Screeners
We teach support organizations that work directly with entrepreneurs how to assess clients to make sure they’re appropriate for SBIR/STTR. A half-day session can cover the basics along with what questions to ask in determining company eligibility and being prepared to develop a competitive proposal. Training includes topics such as “University Participation in SBIR/STTR”; “Commercialization Planning for SBIR-Stage Companies”;
“You’ve Won the Award. Now What?”; and much more.
Announcing DoD program opportunities through CDMRP

The Department of Defense notified the research community that they have released FY22 pre-announcements for programs managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
This is non-SBIR funding and a pre-application is required. These must be submitted through the electronic
Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline.
All applications must conform to the final Funding Opportunities/Program Announcements and General Application Instructions which can be found on the Grants.gov website.
A listing of all CDMRP and other USAMRDC extramural funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420. Learn more about the CDMRP priorities and funding mechanisms
at the CDMRP website.
BBCetc is happy to discuss whether the CDMRP program is a suitable opportunity for you and work with you on an application. Contact us to set up a phone call.
NCI SBIR Innovative Concept Award
If you’re developing an innovative cancer technology that goes beyond the norm, the SBIR Phase 1 Concept Award can help you bring it to fruition. This solicitation should have a closing date of August 22, 2022 for receipt of proposals with May as an interim deadline for submission and consideration of white papers that will allow NCI to provide feedback on whether the proposed idea falls within the scope of the solicitation. For more information about this program, please visit the full-solicitation page.
NIA Healthy Aging Start-Up Challenge and Bootcamp to Foster Diversity and
Accelerate Innovation
by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 17, 2022.
Pre-application webinar: April 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. ET
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is seeking researchers and entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas for science-driven technologies and products with the potential to increase the diversity of NIA-funded small business research and development.
Challenge finalists will participate in a four-month entrepreneurial bootcamp. To provide maximum flexibility for participants, the bootcamp will be mostly virtual, except for one planned in-person networking event.
SBIR/STTR 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.

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