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DOD SBIR/STTR Proposal Planning & Prep


The Department of Defense and its participating components award over $1.8B annually in SBIR/STTR funding. This three-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.

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).

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

DATE: April 28, 2022

LOCATION: Virtual Webinar

TIME: 9AM-Noon

COST: Virginia based co’s/University $25, All others $75

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