DOD SBIR/STTR Proposal Planning & Prep Webinar

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9:00 am  – 1:00 pm  EST


The Department of Defense and its participating components award over $2B annually in SBIR/STTR funding. This four hour webinar presents proposal preparation tips for those who want to learn more about planning and preparing a DOD SBIR/STTR submission for an upcoming opportunity. The NEXT DOD SBIR & STTR Broad Agency Announcements will open Nov. 29 in Pre-Release, and close on Feb. 7, 2024. This webinar will help you write a better submission!

Topics covered include:

  • Proposal Basics — What is a proposal, how proposals are scored (not read), and how to write to the DOD SBIR/STTR evaluator
  • How to Make a Bid/No Bid Decision — evaluating the DOD topic requirements, determining if a topic “wired”, understanding potential competition, resources needed to submit
  • Pre-Solicitation ideas for “next time” — tips on getting a topic idea inserted into future opportunities
  • Passed the ROI test and ready to bid — The true cost of bidding, bid prep tips, developing an elevator pitch, project plans, and commercialization strategy
  • Preparing the Proposal — Following directions, understanding the topic description, understanding the agencies objectives, what goes into the proposal (from outline to specific content).
  • Commercialization: What is TABA and how will it help me?

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration

Hosted by: Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation
Presented by: Randy Simpson, TechOpp Consulting

  • Virginia based small tech firms and Virginia University, $25
  • All other: $75