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27 Aug
The Virginia's CIT has announced a How To Win SBIR AwardsSM with an added NSF focus to be held in Alexandria, VA . on 7 October 2014.
22 Aug
The Maryland SBTDC has announced a training seminar for Crafting Federal Cost/Budget ProposalsSM to be held at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD on 6 Nov. 2014.
21 Aug
The DoD's 2014-3 (SBIR) and 1014-B (STTR) solicitations are in pre-release. Proposals will be acepted freom 22 Sept to 22 Oct.; be sure to contact the topic authors before these solicitations formally open.
15 Aug
The NIH/CDC 2015.1 Contracts Solicitation is now open. Proposals will be due by 4:30 pm on 5 November 2014.
15 Aug
The Fall National SBIR/STTR Conference will take place November 11 - 13 in Austin, Texas. This event is co-located with the Defenss Energy Summit. Early bird" registration ends September 16.
12 Aug
The Maryland SBTDC has announced a training seminar for How To Win SBIR AwardsSM to be held at the Hampton Inn in Hannover, MD on 25 Sept. 2014.
11 Aug
The Department of Energy's Release I RFA Sets an AMMENDMENT for pages 23 and 24 of the prior announcement and maintians the application date at 14 October 2014 ( letters of intent still due 2 Sept).
2 Aug
The Maryland SBTDC has announced a training seminar for Project Planning, Cost Estimating and ManagementSM to be held at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD on 18 Sept. 2014.
22 Jul
The DoE 2015-1 Topics list is now available (letter of Intent due 2 Sept.) .
28 Jun
The PHS/NIH Nationals SBIR Conference will be held 21 to 23 October 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. Earlybird registration closes Sept, 5th.
25 Jun
The USDA RFA is open to applications and will close 2 October, 2014
21 Jun
From 16 -18 June the National SBIR Conference was, once again, held as an adjunct to the larger DoD-based World Innovation Showcase, at Washington National Harbor in Maryland. The event was kind of standard stuff for such events with few surprises. The SBIR/STTR Pavlillion of the industry floor show included about 35 vendor booths. Being in Washington, DC at this very expensive venue, that number was a bit surprising (we cold not afford to rent a booth). One advantage was that several states, looking to attract tech businsses, had a strong presence not normally found in SBIR conferences. All-in-all, this was a pretty good event, considering the Feds spent very little money on the SBIR part of the event. We applaud frugality whenever we find it. So, in that sense, SBIR/STTR shows others the way again.
6 Feb
NIH has published guidelines for Direct to Phase II, Awards and policy allowing crossovers to other programs at Phase II on the Web. Our take is that these will negatively impact the number of Phase I awards available (more competitive environment).
17 Dec
The NIH/PHS has posted its 2014-2 SBIR & STTR Grants Solicitation on the Web. Proposals are due 5 April, 5 August & 5 December 2014 with AIDS -related applicaitons due on 7th of the following months) . [We expect to have ToolKits for this one built and available around 5 February.]
25 Jan
The SBIR Center has published "An analysis of the NEW SBIR/STTR re-authorizing legislation from the applicant's point of view.". A PDF copy of the actual legislateion can be downloaded from that same page.
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DoT SBIR 2013-1  
-- $1.5 million
15 Sept. 2014
TEL: (617) 494-2051 
FAX: (617) 494-2370  [E-Mail]  
 T   - 
USDA SBIR 2015  
~ $19 million
2 Oct. 2014

TEL: (202) 401-4002 
FAX: (202)-401-6070  [E-Mail]  
 T   F 
DoE 2015-1 SBIR & STTR  
-- $88 Million (SBIR)
-- $10 Million (STTR)
14 October 2014
TEL: (301) 903-3199 
FAX: (903) 903-5488  [E-Mail]
 T   F 
PHS 2015-1 SBIR (contracts version) 
-- SBIR= ~$35 million
5 Nov. 2014
TEL: (301) 206-9385 
FAX: (301) 206-9722  [E-Mail]


NIH/PHS SBIR & STTR 2014-2 (grants)  
-- SBIR= ~$650+ million
-- STTR = ~$170 million

5 Dec 2014
(1 Jan. AIDS-Related)
TEL: (301) 206-9385 
FAX: (301) 206-9722  [E-Mail]


Legend:   T = SBIR-ToolKitTM application development software is available for this procurement
                  F = SBIR-FormsTM application forms submission manager is available for this procurement
NA = Special Forms not applicable or needed for this procurement                                

DoD SBIR 2014.3  
-- part of $1.5 billion
22 Sept. 2014
(now in pre-release)
TEL: (866)-724-7457  
FAX: not available        [E-Mail]  
 T   - 
DoD STTR 2014.B  
-- part of $0.5 billion
22 Sep. 2014
TEL: (866)-724-7457  
FAX: not available        [E-Mail]  
 T   - 
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