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Wednesday, November 13 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Exploring the SBIR/STTR Program for Early Stage Financing

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Known as "America's Seed Fund," the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs provide competitive access to R&D funds to stimulate technological innovation by small businesses in the US. The program can help startups and existing small businesses, interested in or performing research, by providing access to grant funds to support proof of concept and prototype development in Phase I. If successfully proven, with full development support in Phase II, successful technologies could move into the commercial market.

This event will introduce you to the resources Indiana has to offer, give you tips on what agencies look for in successful proposals and supply you with the basics of the program's structure and how to determine if it's a good fit for you.

Lunch will be provided to those who register. Limited space available, please register early!

Heidi Platt
Heidi C. Platt, a Chemical Engineer (Purdue University, 1988), is the Founder and President of Platinum Grants & Proposals, LLC, a company formed in 2007 that provides consulting services to businesses seeking SBIR/STTR grant funding. In the past 12 years, Platinum has helped clients develop approximately $66 million in grant applications.

Dr. Lisa Hoverman, PhD
Dr. Lisa Hoverman is a former academic researcher-turned small business owner in the federal funding niche. Dr. Hoverman is an excellent STEM writer, editor, & proposal/grant manager – all experiences honed as an academic. Dr. Hoverman’s clients include Fortune 50 Companies, International Societies, Medium and Small Businesses, and Startups. She supports these clients primarily in B2B, local, state, and federal grants and proposals. She has obtained over $2.5 B in funding for clients. Her success spans many highly-ranked scientific publications, B2B proposals, federal agency proposals, and importantly for today, SBIR/STTR proposals.

12:00 - 12:10 pm – Arrival / Networking / Lunch
12:10 – Opening Remarks and Agenda Review – Kyle Keeney
12:10 - 12:45 pm – Heidi Platt
12:45 - 1:15 pm – Dr. Lisa Hoverman, PhD
1:15 - 1:20 pm – PTAC Overview
1:20 - 1:30 pm – Closing remarks/Final Q&A

Wednesday November 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EST
The Root 110 East Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150